William Shatner originally had a cameo in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, but the cameo was cut and Shatner hasn’t been a part of the new series. That could change because Star Trek 3 director Robert Orci wants to get Shatner and Leonard Nimoy together again as Kirk and Spock.
According to BadAssDigest, the new script calls for the reunion, which would mark the first time the two have appeared together in their iconic roles since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country back in 1991.
The question is whether or not Shatner would be up for the roll after being very vocal about his displeasure with Abrams for not including him in the first two films. He accused Abrams of “being a pig” about it all, though he did eventually apologize for his comments. As for Abrams, he told Playboy:
I haven’t spoken with him in a long time, but I did read something where he gave me a fantastic underhanded compliment. Something like our movie was a fun action ride and maybe one day it’ll have heart. A great compliment only to pull the rug out in a way that only Shatner can do. I adore him.
Seems like Abrams is over the whole thing, but we’ll have to wait and see if Shatner is on board (and if Orci can actually find a way to make the scene happen).