William Shatner has made no secret about the fact that he’d like to be involved in the next “Star Trek” movie.
But even he admits that possibility is unlikely.
“I would be so interested in doing it, especially with that wonderful director J.J. Abrams, but I don’t see how it’s possible and maybe we all have gone beyond that,” he tells the Herald Sun.
Part of it could be that the character of James T. Kirk was killed in “Star Trek: Generations.” And part of it could be that Shatner is busy these days with work on his new sitcom.
And part of it could be that Shatner isn’t happy with the screen time he’d get. Reports from the first movie indicate that Shatner turned down a cameo in the film.
“[Shatner] was very vocal that he didn’t want to do a cameo. We tried desperately to put him in the movie, but he was making it very clear that he wanted the movie to focus on him significantly, which, frankly, he deserves. The truth is, the story that we were telling required a certain adherence to the Trek canon and consistency of storytelling,” director J.J. Abrams said at the time.
So, do you think having the original Kirk in the next “Trek” film is a good or a bad idea?