Star Trek 3 Could See the Return of William Shatner

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It was a pretty big deal when former “Star Trek” cast member Leonard Nimoy joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ reboot film in 2009, and though he only appeared on screen very briefly, it still became an important cameo that long-time fans enjoyed (he also appeared briefly in Abrams’ second film).

Now, Badass Digest brings word that something similar is brewing for the upcoming Star Trek 3 which they report features a scene reuniting both William Shatner’s Kirk and Nimoy’s Spock together onscreen. As the site mentions, we are still quite a ways away from production beginning on the film, and even then it is subject to Shatner deciding to appear in the film.

Screenwriter Roberto Orci recently completed the script for the upcoming film along with writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne. Orci has also been tapped to direct the third (or thirteenth, depending on your point of view) adventure of the Enterprise crew, following the departure of J.J. Abrams for a galaxy far, far away.

There’s no announced timeframe for the next “Star Trek” film as of yet, but the expectation is that the new film will land in theaters in 2016, just in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary.