Update: Star Trek's George Takei Makes April Fools Joke

UPDATE 4/1/20 7:55pm PT - George Takei announced on Twitter that his announcement was actually an "April Fools prank, a bit of levity in an otherwise dark time." Original story follows. [poilib element="accentDivider"] George Takei, best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the original series of Star Trek, will be the final torchbearer for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Takei revealed the news on a Facebook post, explaining due to the current global situation he's had to keep it under wraps until now. "I am honored beyond belief to have been selected to be the final torchbearer who will light the Olympic Flame in Tokyo in 2021!" the post reads. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/07/19/how-george-takeis-real-life-story-influenced-the-terror-infamy-comic-con-2019"] "This will be such a unique moment, before the eyes of a billion people, lighting the torch as a symbol of hope for the future in 2021 in Tokyo.

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