J.J. Abrams. the director of the new Star Trek movie that will premiere at the end of 2008, confirmed to Star Trek Magazine that William Shatner will reprise his role as Captain Kirk. Trekmovie has the news. Plot details are under wraps, but I keep hearing it's going to be a reimagining of young Kirk's formative years. Shatner's role will be more of a stunt or cameo role.
Makes me wonder if this is going to be like Lynn Johnston's upcoming FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE hybrid strip this fall -- with the Patterson family reminiscing. Maybe Shatner & Nimoy will be sitting around saying, "Remember our first meeting at Starfleet Academy? It seems like yesterday .... " Dissolve to dashing young actor (rumor: Matt Damon) playing a young Kirk.
It sounds scary to me.