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Things We Saw Today: Star Trek Hints at Megan Fox Joining the Franchise and We’re Hyped

Move over, Chris Pine. You've been replaced.

Megan Fox WonderCon

All has been quiet on the Star Trek movie front. While the Trek Renaissance has continued on television, the films have reached a standstill with stars Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth walking away.

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Now, we have what might be a vague whisper of movement, thanks to … Megan Fox? The star, who has not previously been attached to any Trek project, posted a couple of photos on her Instagram story of her and John Cho at some sort of panel/shoot with the hashtag #StarTrek. A fan screenshotted this and tweeted about it, and the official Trek twitter replied.

Naturally, it’s time to run some clickbait-y headlines about whether Fox is actually beaming onto the USS Enterprise. We at TMS love Megan Fox, so we’re all thrilled a the idea of her taking command of a starship, because it’s what she deserves.

Is this a small sign of progress on the films? Has she been cast to fill the role of navigator that was left behind by Anton Yelchin, or will she be playing an alien or a villain? What about a new Captain?

Is this even a sign that she’s involved in the franchise or is she just celebrating her geeky side? The Trek twitter’s response seems to point to them being up to some shenanigans, and the inclusion of Cho points to it being in the Kelvin ‘verse. Hopefully, Paramount decided to get me an early birthday/holiday gift and paid Chris Pine and then cast Fox in the film and they’ll be announcing it shortly. It’s a Halloween miracle!

(via Twitter; Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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