It appears the friendly rivalry between
Leonard Nimoy is going to extend beyond
While Nimoy is reprising his role as Spock in the
reboot, Shatner has not been invited back to play Captain Kirk and he’s feeling
the sting of being the odd man out.
”I couldn’t believe it. I’m not in the movie at all,"
Shatner reportedly said on Thursday. "I thought, what a decision to make, since
it obviously is a decision not to make use of the popularity I have to ensure
the movie has good box office. It didn’t seem to be a wise business decision.”
Shatner met with Star Trek director
several times to discuss the film, but ultimately nothing came out of it.
"Leonard, God bless his heart, is in, but not me," Shatner
said, ”Having been in on the creation of it, I was hoping to be in on the
details remain closely guarded for the eleventh Star Trek movie. Casting news, on the other hand, spills out from Paramount frequently, including
Zachary Quinto as young Spock, and
as lord of the Enterprise manor, Captain Kirk.
Star Trek is scheduled for a Christmas 2008 release.