Well, this ought to illicit quite a reaction from fanboy nation…
According to our good friend Devin Faraci, over at Bad Ass Digest, there’s a good chance that we’ll be seeing William Shatner in the next Star Trek film. While Leonard Nimoy got the distinction of being the token “OG” in the first two films, Shatner has remained on the sidelines. Not by his choice, mind you, as Shatner has been vocal about wanting in on the rebooted franchise. He was almost going to be at one point, when there was a brief, fan service-style cameo written into the first film. But director J.J. Abrams cut that cameo before it was ever shot. Now with Roberto Orci, an avowed Trekkie, at the helm, it looks like Shatner may get something more substantial to do.
According Faraci, the current version of the script includes a key scene that would find Shatner’s Kirk and Nimoy’s Spock together again for the first time onscreen, in canon, as their iconic characters. Unlike the cameo that Abrams had toyed with years ago, this scene would actually be plot-driven, and would actually affect the story- making it more likely to survive any future script revisions.
What do you make of that? Would you want to see this happen? Or are your phasers set to “Meh. Pass.” no matter what Orci and company come up with?
SOURCE: Bad Ass Digest