Leonard Nimoy played a pivotal role in J.J. Abrams’ big screen reboot of the Star Trek franchise back in 2009 and his older version of Spock made a brief return in last year’s sequel Star Trek Into Darkness as well.

While this kept long time Trekkies happy to some degree, the fact that there was no sign of William Shatner’s Captain Kirk didn’t sit well with some, especially when it was revealed that his cameo in the first movie was actually cut. However, a new report claims that he will finally get a role in the rebooted series!

Shatner has made it clear that he want to return to the role which made him famous, and with hardcore Star Trek fan Roberto Orci taking over as director because J.J. Abrams is busy helming Star Wars Episode VII, it now appears as if the original Kirk is about to get his wish! The current script apparently features the first reunion between the two characters since the release of 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

According to the site, “this appearance is plot-driven and integral enough that it might just survive any future revisions.” That obviously means that the chances of it being cut this time are much slimmer!

Paramount are hoping to get the third Star Trek movie in cinemas by 2016 as that marks the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Rumour has it that this one will see the crew of the Enterprise well into the five year mission they embarked on at the end of Star Trek Into Darkness. Are you guys excited?