William Shatner slams reports of feud with new ‘Star Trek’ cast

April 27th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Legendary ‘Star Trek’ actor William Shatner has slammed reports of an alleged feud with the cast of the latest movie in the franchise, insisting there’s no bad blood.

The ex Captain Kirk was reportedly upset when director J.J. Abrams didn’t cast him in the new ‘Star Trek’ movie, and instead chose to recast the roles made famous by Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley.

However, Shatner has claimed that reports of any such tension was a joke, and wished his successor as Kirk - actor Chris Pine - the best of luck.

“I wish them all the best. I certainly hope it’s a great success,” Contactmusic quoted the actor as telling U.S. TV show Extra.

He even gave a special message for Pine: “Chris, good luck… and hold your breath. It’s going to be a whirlwind.”

However, Shatner has said that he hasn’t ruled out returning to the franchise one day.

“If the movie is successful and they make another one, never say never as James Bond… I loved ‘Star Trek’ in all its many phases. I dearly would love to be a part of it,” he said. (ANI)

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