Earlier last week, we reported that a scene had been scripted for [Star Trek 3](movie:817262) that would bring both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy back to the big screen as Kirk and Spock for the first time since 1991. Despite reports, however, both Shatner and director Roberto Orci have claimed this is all a rumor.
Now, however, it appears as though Mr. Shatner is singing a different tune. This past weekend, while in attendance at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, the actor revealed that a cameo role for the next Star Trek film has indeed been offered to him.
Apparently, the role was presented to him by J.J. Abrams, who will be passing the torch on to self-proclaimed Trekker Roberto Orci, who told him: “I’m calling because the director of Star Trek, the next movie, has had an idea where you might be involved, so I’m calling to find out whether you would be interested.”
"It’s all over the Internet that the director had held an interview and said they want Shatner and Nimoy to be in the next movie," Shatner added. "I’ll bet you J.J.’s frothing at the mouth at this point. So the news is out that they have an idea that they want Leonard and myself…they might want Leonard and myself in it. But I would love to do it. But how do you get me fifty years later into the movie? I mean how do you rationalize it. I know it’s science fiction, but even I couldn’t come up with an idea. So that’s the news on that.”
Interesting, to say the least. Again, Star Trek 3 will probably not be hitting theaters until some time in 2016, so things could change. But, at least for now, there appears to be a little more hope that Kirk and Spock will reunite on the big screen once more!
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