Report: William Shatner will have an ‘integral’ cameo in ‘Star Trek 3’

and 09.23.14 5 years ago

(CBR) If the latest “Star Trek 3” rumor pans out, Leonard Nimoy might experience a “Trek” reunion in the rebooted franchise”s next installment. Badass Digest has a hunch there”s a role for William Shatner, should the veteran actor wish to reprise his most famous role.

Nimoy played a big part in the previous two J.J. Abrams-helmed “Trek” movies, but classic Kirk has yet to make a return. A proposed Shatner cameo in 2009′s “Star Trek” was cut from the script before filming began, a fact that apparently dashed the actor”s desire to don a Starfleet uniform one more time.

If the rumor is true, however, Shatner”s a shoo-in for “Trek 3.” Badass Digest calls this cameo “plot-driven” and “integral,” implying that it will be hard to remove from the current script barring a major overhaul. The website also notes that this cameo would reteam the original Kirk and Spock for the first time in canon since 1991′s “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.”

According to new-Spock Zachary Quinto”s recent appearance on “Today,” “Star Trek 3” may begin filming within the next six months. The sequel hits theaters in 2016.

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