Originally Posted by horatio
I don't know, repeating the idea of the only story in which April appeared sounds lame.
Furthermore it makes little sense as time has been compressed in the reboot, Pike has only been captain for a few hours and not for years. There can be no previous captain of the Enterprise, there is no room for April.
I think that it is better to have a brand-new than a twenty year old Enterprise like in TOS as this works dramatically well together, following the approach of the E being the eighth character, with the young crew full of greenhorns (Kirk, Uhura, Chekov).
True no previous Captain of the Enterprise, but April could certainly have been in the running for Captain of the Enterprise if Pike was due to be promoted or retire within six months or so. Along comes Kirk and whammo his ship is gone. April would be certainly pissed at Kirk, but not enough to warrant the destruction of Starfleet.
JJ and Co are screwing around with us big time. Simple as that.