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Chris Pine: “I Think Mr. Shatner will Forever be Captain Kirk”

Chris Pine won over a great deal of skeptical fans in 2009 with his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot. Prior to the film’s release, fans questioned if anyone could replace William Shatner, in a role he’s so well identified with.

In a recent interview, Pine discussed the possibilities of Shatner returning for the sequel, which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2013.

“It just isn’t, quite honestly, my decision to make.” Pine said. “I think Mr. Shatner will forever be Captain Kirk. I think it would be, certainly, an interesting thing to bring him back. I don’t know if he necessarily wants to at this point or not. But it’s not my decision.”

Pine went on to discuss the first time he met Shatner.

“It was great. It was a very brief moment. It was at his charity event, so it had nothing to do with us meeting. It was more about raising money for his charity. But he was a lovely guy, really complimentary and very nice.”

With Leonard Nimoy returning as Spock (Prime) in the 2009 film, what do you think about a Shatner return in the upcoming sequel? Tell us what you think in the comments.

William Shatner & Chris Pine
William Shatner & Chris Pine filming ‘The Captains’

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  1. Kenneth

    November 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I vote YES!

  2. Kenneth

    November 23, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I vote YES!

  3. GarySeven

    November 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Chris Pine: “I Think Mr. Shatner will Forever be Captain Kirk”

    Damn right, buddy!

    • Anonymous

      November 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

      ‘Scuse me, but NO! NO ONE IS A CHARACTER FOREVER. Not even Chris.

      Right now, Chris Pine is Captain Kirk. If people like you can’t put up with that, then maybe you should just stick to the original 79 episodes, the animated series, and the six movies staring the original cast. Leave the rest of us who do love Chris Pine as Captain Kirk alone, and go away.

  4. Muttklingon

    November 25, 2011 at 12:11 am

    i beleave  that WILLAMSHATNER  TIME HAS PASS.! . CHRIS PINE IS A NEW KIRK & MAKES KIRK  ROLL REFESHING.

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