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William Shatner might be reprising the role of Captain Kirk

William Shatner might be reprising the role of Captain Kirk

William Shatner might be reprising the role of Captain Kirk

William Shatner has hinted that he might be returning for a new Star Trek movie.

The actor - who starred as Captain Kirk in the 60s TV series - has revealed that he is meeting with Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci to discuss reprising the role.

"I had a talk with him the other day," he said. "So there's talk - simply talk - about the next movie."

William said JJ Abrams, who rebooted the Star Trek franchise in 2009 with Chris Pine as Kirk, recently called to say Roberto had an idea about how the actor might be in the next film.

The 83-year-old said he would do the movie if it's a meaningful part, "a role that had something to do with the turning of the plot".

However, he admitted he isn't sure how they could bring him back now, 20 years after his character was killed off in Star Trek: Generations.

"That was so long ago. How do they bring me back physically like this? I don't know," said William.

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The news comes a few weeks after it was reported that the new film contains a scene for Kirk and Leonard Nimoy's Spock.

However, at the time William took to Twitter to suggest rumours he might reprise his famous role may 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 rebooted Star Trek 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.

Star Trek 3 is due to be released in 2016.


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