Hollywood actor William Shatner might return as Captain Kirk in the planned Star Trek sequel.
The 78-year-old star, who missed out on the latest big-screen version of the cult sci-fi show, is being considered for a cameo role in the sequel, scheduled for release in 2011.
“It’s well known Bill was disappointed not to get a cameo, But now Paramount Pictures has been given the go-ahead for a sequel and there are hopes he’ll make a brief appearance,” the Daily Express quoted a source as saying.
Movie’s director JJ Abrams admitted that he wanted to cast Shatner in the latest ‘Star Trek’ instalment, but subsequently decided that the idea “didn’t feel quite right”.
“It’s now felt it would be fitting finally to have Shatner back, Hopefully they can work something out,” said another source.