William Shatner has said he wants to reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk within Quentin Tarantino’s Kelvin timeline Star Trek movie.
“Quentin Tarantino said something in the paper that somebody said to me, that he loved me,” Shatner told Reuters. “And Quentin, I love you. If you’re going to do Star Trek, fifty years later, a few pounds heavier, come on, not a problem!”
“Well, I’d like to do it,” he said when asked if he’s like to appear in the Tarantino Star Trek movie. “Whether I’d be up for it, I don’t know.”
It sounds a bit outlandish, but Shatner-as-Kirk in the Kelvin timeline wouldn’t be unheard of; after all, Leonard Nimoy reprised his role as Spock in the first two films in the new franchise. Granted, Spock’s a Vulcan and was still alive in the Prime timeline that spawned the films starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, but we’re sure writers could somehow work around it.
We’ll have more on Tarantino’s Star Trek film as it’s made available.