Shatner confirms that he has been contacted by producer J.J. Abrams about a role in the upcoming Star Trek 3 film. The film is expected to release in theaters in 2016. Shatner at an appearance at Wizard World Nashville:
So the news is out that they have an idea that they want Leonard and myself�they might want Leonard and myself in it. But I would love to do it. But how do you get me fifty years later into the movie? I mean how do you rationalize it. I know it’s science fiction, but even I couldn’t come up with an idea. So that’s the news on that.