William Shatner won’t return as Kirk for Star Trek Discovery


William Shatner (aka Captain Kirk) says he won’t entertain the idea of reprising his role on Star Trek Discovery after the success of Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek Picard.

Shatner was asked if he’d return as Kirk for a solo vehicle as Stewart did, he replied,
No. I think Kirk’s story is pretty well played out at this point.
When he was asked if Kirk would appear on Discovery, he added,
I don’t do cameos. It's a throwaway part to sell DVDs.
Shatner’s final appearance as Kirk was in Star Trek Generations 1994. Kirk also died in that movie, so Shatner’s right when he said the character’s story has been concluded.

Star Trek: Picard is aired weekly on CBS All Access in the USA, Crave in Canada and on Amazon Prime Video elsewhere; the show has been renewed for a second season. Star Trek Discovery‘s third season has just finished filming; it airs on CBS All Access in the USA and Netflix elsewhere.
Not to mention, as outline in the article, his character is dead. Glad to see he isn't willing to retecon that to make an appearance.

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