george takei in j.j. abrams' star trek movie?

Okay, geek out time. Can this be? Ain't It Cool News reports that George Takei could possibly be involved with J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek feature. Back as Sulu? Nothing confirmed, but during a recent appearance on Howard Stern's talk show, Takei seemed to hint with a "no comment" that he might be in the movie. Personally, I think that would be kind of awesome.

As we know, the new story revolves around the early days of the Enterprise crew, with John Cho playing the young Hikaru Sulu. It's already been confirmed that Leonard Nimoy (the original Spock) has some sort of involvement in the film. Could Takei have a role too? If so, it would be probably just be a cameo. The whole thing is so shrouded in secrecy, who knows? We won't get to see until the movie hits theaters over a year frow now, in summer 2009.

On a related note, I recently came across this wicked awesome SULU NATION t-shirt, pictured above. Had to buy it. Yeah, I'm cool.

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