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William Shatner Eyeing Return to ‘Star Trek’ Franchise

William Shatner Eyeing Return to ‘Star Trek’ Franchise


William Shatner is considering a return to the Star Trek franchise after turning down director J.J. Abrams’ advances to feature in the first of the filmmaker’s new movies.

The original Captain Kirk has confirmed Abrams, who is a producer on the third film in the updated series, has reached out to him again, and this time Shatner is interested.

Speaking at the Nashville Comic Con in Tennessee, the actor said, “He (Abrams) said, ‘I’m calling, Bill, because the director of the Star Trek movie, the next one, has had an idea where you might be involved in it. So I am calling to see if you would be interested’.”

Shatner told fans he would be interested if the role is “meaningful”, adding he would be “delighted” to be part of Star Trek 3, which will be directed by Bob Orci.

Would you be excited to see the original Captain Kirk make a return to the series? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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