Belfast Telegraph

Shatner in dark over Star Trek 3

William Shatner has appeared to pour cold water on speculation he might be back in a new Star Trek movie.

Rumours the actor might appear in Star Trek 3 as Captain Kirk, the character he originated in the 60s TV series, were sparked when it was reported that the film contains a scene for Kirk and Leonard Nimoy's Spock.

Badass Digest said the script of director Roberto Orci's movie features an on-screen meeting between the pair, which would be their first joint appearance in a Trekkie film since 1991's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

However, William, 83, took to Twitter to suggest rumours he might reprise his famous role might be unfounded.

He tweeted: "Let's talk ST. I don't know anything about the current gossip. Nobody has contacted me. Right now it's just rhetoric to cause hype."

Filmmaker JJ Abrams rebooted the Star Trek franchise with his film in 2009, then followed it up with sequel Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013.

Leonard Nimoy reprised his iconic role opposite the new Spock, played by Heroes star Zachary Quinto, but William did not appear.

Chris Pine plays Kirk in the new movies.

Star Trek 3 is due to be released in 2016.


From Belfast Telegraph