Tom Cruise Denies Star Trek Cameo

He's not playing Christopher Pike

It's a little odd to be reporting people not appearing in films, because it really could go on forever, but we did it with Scorsese and Righteous Kill yesterday and we'll do it again, goddammit! We'll prefer to think of it as rumour killing.

At last night's Lions For Lambs premiere at the Times BFI London Film Festival, we asked Cruise if the internet rumours that he'll be cameoing as first Enterprise captain Christopher Pike in JJ Abrams Star Trek were true. To which he peered bemusedly from beneath his back-to-school haircut. "What? No, I'm not in that," he said. We had to explain to him that the internets were saying he was going to appear. "Nope. It's just rumour".

So, now that all the main cast of the movie are cast, this gives us an opportunity for all new rumour discussion – deep joy! So, who should play the first to head to the final frontier? The Shat?! Alec Baldwin (Just cos he's awesome)?! This spoon with a bit of cereal stuck to it?! We just don't know! Too much caffeine!