William Shatner Has a Cameo in 'Star Trek 3' But He Has to Accept It
The reboot of Star Trek was directed by J.J. Abrams, and although he wasn't a longtime fan of the classic sci-fi property, he managed to take fans on a new path with familiar characters while keeping the old mythology intact. There's actually more than a direct connection with the original Star Trek characters (beyond following the alternate younger versions of them) since the alternate future Mr. Spock has popped up in both the 2009 reboot and the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. And now there's a chance for William Shatner to have the same kind of cameo in Star Trek 3, appearing as the alternate Captain James T. Kirk.
There was a plan for Shatner to have a cameo in Star Trek back in 2009, but it never came to fruition and was more of a fun appearance than the more pivotal appearances that Leonard Nimoy has had as Spock. But in the case of Star Trek 3, Badass Digest says there's a scene in the current draft of the script that teams Kirk and Spock together for the first time since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1991. That's a pretty big deal, and since we know that wormholes with time travel has been what made the reboot possible, it's not hard to see how this could happen.
But it remains to be seen if Shatner will actually take the part or if the scene in question will survive rewrites. Do you want to see William Shatner return as Captain Kirk? He can be kind of finnicky about things like this, and hasn't reprised the role of Captain Kirk in a long time. But a reunion with Leonard Nimoy has to be hard to turn down, right? If Shatner can find time to make commercials shilling travel website, surely he can take the time to give fans the honor of seeing Spock and Kirk together on the big screen one last time. Here's hoping Roberto Orci gets what he wants. What do you think?