One I thing I have always been is a huge fan of Star Trek. From the original 1970’s show to the new rebooted movies, the universe they created allowed me to hide from the boring one I live in right now. So the news that William Shatner has been approached by JJ Abrams and asked whether he would reprise his role as the galaxy travelling, alien-loving Captain James T. Kirk has me giddy with excitement. And apparently Shatner said yes, if the role was worthwhile.
At Wizard World Comic Con 2014 Shatner said he was contacted by Abrams from the set of the highly-anticipated Star Wars episode 7 on behalf of director Roberto Orci (who co-wrote the first two movies) and said:
“I’m calling because the director of STAR TREK 3, 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 said he told Abrams, “It depends on what you do with the character, but I would be delighted.”
Now remember the last time Kirk was in a Star Trek movie (1994’s Star Trek: Generations) he died in a rather unflattering manner, something the actor actually said himself in an interview with Crave Online:
“I would have done something else. It was all against me. The studio wanted to try ‘The Next Generation’ to see if they could break through this $100 million [ceiling.] It seemed that an audience was coming, they could count on an audience and a box office of $100 million but they thought that the Next Generation cast would bring in more, and it didn’t. They were stuck with the same $100 million or thereabouts. I wish that there had been more trumpets for the death of the character.”
This could be a perfect opportunity to see off the captain in a far more suitable way. What do you think? Leave him dead and kinda buried or bring him back for one last mission?
The next instalment in the current Star Trek re-boot is set to warp drive into cinemas in 2016 to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Last Updated: September 30, 2014