William Shatner keen to reprise Star Trek role

William Shatner said on Friday he'd love to reprise the role of Captain Kirk for Quentin Tarantino's possible Star Trek film project.

"Quentin Tarantino said something in the paper that somebody said to me, that he loved me. And Quentin, I love you. If you're going to do Star Trek, hey, 50 years later, a few pounds heavier, come on, not a problem," the 88-year-old star told Reuters at London's Film and Comic Con.

Asked if he'd be up for the role, he said: "Well I'd like to do it, whether I'd be up for it I don't know."

Shatner said he still gets nervous when fans tell them how much he means to them.

"Yeah you know there's a sense of awe when a person comes up and he's moved or she's moved to meet me. Half of me is saying I don't understand why and the other half of me is commiserating. I know my clay feet and don't want to disappoint them."

Shatner - now aand in 1982's The Wrath of Khan.
Shatner - now aand in 1982's The Wrath of Khan. Photo credit: Getty/Paramount

Whether Tarantino will get to stamp his distinctive mark on the Star Trek franchise is still up in the air. A script has reportedly been written, set in the JJ Abrams Star Trek universe (the movies and the TV series Discovery and Picard are set in different timelines). 

The 2019 London Comic Con event, held at Olympia, is in its 15th year.

It features more than 400 exhibitors and, as ever, many fans chose to come in costume and take part in the popular cosplay events - with every corner of sci-fi represented from Deadpool to the Goblin King from Labyrinth.

There was also a new Lego zone featuring scale models of worlds from Star Wars.

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