Fans of the original Captain Kirk may be a bit disappointed if they were hoping for a cameo from William Shatner in Star Trek Into Darkness. Continue on to read Shatner's brief comment about the possibility.

With Leonard Nimoy appearing in Star Trek (2009) and confirmed as not appearing in Star Trek Into Darkness (STID), there's been some crazy theories proposed that the original Captain James T. Kirk may appear in STID as a way to keep the connection alive to the original cast and timeline.

Wishful thinking surely, but with time travel in play and a futuristic-cosmic space travel setting, one can never know where a 'black hole' may lead so to speak. Recently, William Shatner discussed this possibility at his one-man show “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It,” and set the record straight, stating, “I don’t think that ['Darkness' director] J.J. Abrams knows what to do with me. Age and change in body shape."

The only thing I'd read into Shatner's statement is that he and J.J. Abrams have met and had discussions, probably not serious discussions but discussions nonetheless. Remember, Shatner very nearly appeared in the 2009 move but Abrams couldn't work in a bigger part for his character and Shatner wanted more than a trivial cameo. Do you want Abrams to try and keep a connection to the original Star Trek timeline in 'Darkness? And would you want that connection to be in the form of a cameo by the original Cpt. Kirk?

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In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: May 17 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto John Cho, Peter Weller, Karl Urban and Chris Pine
Directed by: JJ Abrams
Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Damon Lindelof (screenplay),Roberto Orci (screenplay), Gene Roddenberry (tv series "Star Trek")

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