In a recent interview, actress Jennifer Morrison talked a bit about playing the mother to both versions of iconic Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise.
The thirty-nine year old actress is perhaps best know for her roles in the medical drama, House and the fantasy drama Once Upon a Time. However, she also had a small but crucial supporting role in the 2009 Star Trek reboot. In the film she played the mother of Captain James Kirk, Winona Kirk, giving birth to the character during the film’s opening sequence. In the interview she talked for a bit what it’s like being a part of that universe:
This was pretty nuts to get this role. I was so excited to be part of this franchise and work with [director JJ Abrams]. Yeah, it was really pretty cool.
Later on she talked about the exchages she had with Captain Kirk actor William Shatner and how she is the mother of his character:
Yeah, we’ve talked about that. I’ll go to the fan conventions, especially because of Once Upon a Time and Star Trek and stuff, and [Shatner will] be there because of Star Trek. And he really likes Once Upon a Time. And so we’ve had conversations. He’s very active on Twitter with other shows and things like that. So we’ve had some exchanges about him being my son, and me being proud of him, and him thinking I was a good mom, and it’s really nice. He’s a very thoughtful child.
She later joked about being the mother to Chris Pine’s version of the character as well:
I also am Chris Pine’s mom, which I’m totally fine with that as well. I’m good with both situations. I’ve got some good kids.
The actress is of course referring to the rebooted version of Captain Kirk who made his big screen debut in the film as well. Who do you think was the best of the two Kirks? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
S.J. Clarkson will direct Star Trek 4 from a script written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. JJ Abrams and Lindsey Weber are set to produce the project through Bad Robot with Skydance CEO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg serving as executive producers. The film is currently development and no release date has been announced.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!