A fan at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con asked William Shatner if he would have a role in Star Trek Beyond.
Shatner did not say “yes” or “no” but the actor shared a story and left the audience to decide themselves whether he would or would not be in the movie.
In response to the question, Shatner told his story about being approached by J.J. Abrams to appear in Star Trek (2009), which didn’t pan out. Sworn to secrecy at the time, the vacationing Shatner was approached at the airport by a reporter who claimed to have details regarding the scene in which Shatner would be appearing.
Word got out that Shatner was to be in the movie, and Abrams called the actor, believing that he had spilled the beans. “This reporter knew more about it than I did,” said Shatner.
“So back to you my friend!” said Shatner to the Comic-Con fan. “What do you know? Am I in the next movie? Tell me!”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter