William Shatner Says That He Would “Absolutely” Return To ‘Star Trek’
Although rumors of a cameo in this year’s Star Trek Beyond have been denied, William Shatner recently revealed that he open to a revival of his beloved role as the captain of the USS Enterprise.
Shatner had met with J.J Abrams about the 2009 reboot, but the executive producer couldn’t figure out a way to include him in a believable way.
“How would they handle it, in science-fiction terms? I’m older, I’m heavier, I’m all the problems of age. So what did Captain Kirk do? Die and age?” Shatner explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “It seem to have beggared Abram’s imagination.”
But this doesn’t mean all hope is lost. “I would play an old Captain Kirk, absolutely,” Shatner said. “You would have an interesting character, not a cameo, like ‘Here I am, aren’t I interesting?’ It’s an ongoing world, it’s the world within science fiction. Yes, you age with the universe. Time goes on, but time bends, as well. There are so many things that you could do.”
He also mentioned how he would’ve happily starred in movies of the books he had written after finishing his six movies as Captain Kirk.
“I created this whole world of Captain Kirk,” he said. “I would’ve loved to have done them [as movies].”