While Leonard Nimoy has done cameos in the two J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Trek” films, there’s a chance he may be joined by his former co-star William Shatner for the next outing due to film next year.
Shatner was originally included in a potential cameo in Abrams’ 2009 version, but the idea was ultimately nixed. Now, Badass Digest says the original James T. Kirk could finally pop-up in the rebooted universe.
According to the site, a scene in the script re-teams Shatner and Nimoy onscreen as Kirk and Spock for their first in canon appearance together since 1991’s “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”.
The site adds the older Kirk’s appearance is ‘plot-driven’ rather than some throwaway cameo which means it will likely remain despite the further polishing required to be done to the script. If it comes off, it would also likely be the last time we’d ever Shatner as James T. Kirk.
While Roberto Orci is expected to take over as director on the film, actor Simon Pegg recently said that Abrams will still very much be involved in the production even if he’s only taking part as producer.