I love Simon Pegg. I loved him in Sean of the Dead, and I forgave him for Hot Fuzz. He doesn’t seem young enough or fat enough to play young Scotty, but I don’t really care. Maybe he can wear his fat suit from Run, Fat Boy, Run.
And according to the Hollywood Reporter, some guy named Chris Pine is in the running for Kirk? Seems like sort of a Chris Evans type. Why not just get Chris Evans? (I’ve always liked Evans, though dude cannot seem to get cast in a decent movie.)