(CBR) Well, that sure didn”t take long.
No sooner did a rumor surface of William Shatner”s involvement in “Star Trek 3” than director/co-writer Roberto Orci and the actor himself stepped forward to seemingly shoot it down.
Orci commented on TrekMovie“s story, quoting “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” in the process: “love no win scenarios. In theoy, [sic] damned either way.” After a number of other commenters misread the quote as confirmation, Orci returned to the thread to clarify, stating:
“Not in my interest to confirm or deny anything because it limits my options while maintaining my integrity as a truth teller.
The movie is not the movie till it is in the theater. Until then, everything is a rumor.”
Shatner, meanwhile, quelled the rumor with a tweet.
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.
– William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) September 23, 2014
While these quotes don”t completely rule out a reunion between the original Kirk and Spock in “Star Trek 3,” they do reveal that any cameo is a ways away from happening – if it ever does.
“Star Trek 3” hits theaters in 2016.