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Shatner confirms he HAS been contacted by JJ Abrams about Star Trek III

September 28th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Further to the report a few days ago that William Shatner AKA Captain Kirk AKA The Shat might be appearing in Star Trek III, it now seems that the actor – who previously said he wasn’t contacted (here) – has now been contacted. First Contact, then. Sorry, little Trek humour, there. are reporting that Shatner says that producer J.J. Abrams called him directly about the sequel, saying: “I’m calling because the director of Star Trek, the next movie, has had an idea where you might be involved, so I’m calling to find out whether you would be interested.”

Shatner alleges that he told Abrams: “It depends on what you do with the character, but I would be delighted.”

He continues: “So the news is out that they have an idea that they want Leonard and myself…they might want Leonard and myself in it. But I would love to do it. But how do you get me fifty years later into the movie? I mean how do you rationalize it. I know it’s science fiction, but even I couldn’t come up with an idea. So that’s the news on that.”

So, would the return of Kirk Prime be a good thing, bad thing or a who cares thing?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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