For decades now, there has been an intense rivalry between Star Wars and Star Trek, with original Star Trek legend William Shatner doing his best to stoke those fires over the years. And it has only intensified since he joined Twitter. Earlier this year, William Shatner made a bold statement that hasn't sat well with fans excited to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in theaters next week. He compared new ball droid BB-8 to one of the most annoying franchise creations of all time. Yes, he basically said BB-8 was the next Jar Jar Binks!
We won't know until next Thursday if William Shatner's comments have any merit. For all we know, Kylo Ren, a big villainous nerd on a scavenger hunt for a piece of Star Wars memorabilia, could end up being the most embarrassing and annoying character since Jar Jar Binks. We really don't know at this point, and even with 9 days left until this long awaited sequel is finally in theaters, we'll have to wait until we actually get to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens before we can pass final judgement. William Shatner, on the other hand, is ready to lay waste to this latest installment right now without having seen much more than a couple of trailers.
I wear the Star Wars Troll mantle with honor! Was @JohnBoyega trying to tell us HE is the most annoying character? 😱 https://t.co/VXo7U0qL5K— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 9, 2015Read More
Last month, we reported that original Star Trek TV series stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy may reunited for a scene in the highly-anticipated Star Trek 3. While William Shatner initially dismissed the report, he later confirmed that producer J.J. Abrams reached out to the actor to see if he'd be interested in appearing in the sequel.
It isn't known if there will be time travel elements at play in Star Trek 3 that will allow this historic meeting to take place, or where in the movie this scene takes place. As you may recall, last year's Star Trek Into Darkness ended with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto's Kirk and Spock setting off on their five-year mission, with a report from last month revealing that Star Trek 3 will take place in the midst of this mission.Read More
Earlier this week, a report surfaced that Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci wants to reunite original Star Trek TV series stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in the upcoming sequel. The actor himself dismissed the rumor a few days later, but now he's changing his tune.
Star Trek Beyond comes to theaters July 22nd, 2016.Read More
http://movieweb.com/star-trek-3-cast-william-shatner-leonard-nimoy/Earlier this week, it was rumored that director Roberto Orci wants to reunite Old Kirk William Shatner and original Spock Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek 3. William Shatner has now stepped forward on Twitter to respond to these reports.
While the Star Trek 3 script is said to include a scene featuring William Shatner as the much older version of Captain Kirk, the legendary actor claims he knows nothing about that. He hasn't been contacted, and that Paramount, Roberto Orci and his team are just using him to create hype for the movie.Read More
William Shatner, who originated the role of Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek TV series, may finally get a chance to star in the rebooted theatrical franchise. A new report from Badass Digest claims that director Roberto Orci's script for Star Trek 3 includes a scene featuring both William Shatner's Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy's Spock.
No details were given about the scene, but if William Shatner signs on and Leonard Nimoy returns, it will be the first time they have shared the screen in the Star Trek canon since 1991's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.Read More
One of the more memorable moments in the raucous 2012 comedy Ted is where Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones appears in a cameo as himself. It seems the sequel Ted 2 will have a similar scene featuring William Shatner as himself.
The Boston Herald reports that the actor will be appearing at a superhero convention, where he is taking questions from fans about his cop series T.J. Hooker. The actor gets annoyed when attendees keep asking him Star Trek questions. It's stated that there was also a recent Boston casting call for the sequel, with the production seeking a number of extras wearing superhero costumes.Read More
This is more for fun than anything else. It's not a groundbreaking scoop, or an important bit of movie information. Its simply one well-known celebrity being honest and open about the franchise he helped create, and the man who now holds the future of that franchise in his hands.
William Shatner, who originated the role of James T. Kirk in 1966's Star Trek television series has made it no secret that he resents director J.J. Abrams for leaving him off screen when the director relaunched the franchise with 2009's Star Trek. The actor was not asked to return in Star Trek Into Darkness either. Now, J.J. Abrams is going to be the man behind the only other major sci-fi franchise that matters, directing Star Wars: Episode VII as part of a new trilogy.Read More