With J.J. Abrams' Star Trek arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this week, the actors and creators hit the red carpet to celebrate the release. One of the people we got a chance to chat with was Leonard Nimoy, who, of course, plays Spock Prime in the film. The actor told us he was excited to appear in this new incarnation of the franchise, but doubts he will return for a sequel.
"I am very happy with the direction J.J. took this particular film. He has a great cast, and he's in great shape. I was fortunate enough to work with an exceptional group of actors, and the fans really seemed to enjoy the film." He continued by telling us, "I don't think there is room for me to return in a sequel. I don't think they need me. I am happy to see Zachary continue on with the role. I don't believe a second film would benefit from me being a part of it. If J.J. asked me to come back, I would consider it. But I don't think it is necessary, nor do I think that is part of J.J.'s plan."
Nimoy also recently worked with J.J. on the Fox series Fringe. He shot three episodes for season two, two of which have already aired. When asked about his character William Bell, Nimoy told us, "I have no plans to return in the near future." Does that mean we've seen the last of the ominous Bell? "We'll have to wait and see."
Look for our full video interview with Leonard Nimoy in the very near future. Star Trek arriving on DVD and Blu-ray now!