Leonard Nimoy: ‘We’re Talking’ About Returning For ‘Star Trek 2′

Leonard Nimoy has lived long and prospered as Spock for many years, though his final appearance alongside the good men and women of Starfleet seemingly occurred in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot some years ago.

Not so fast, it turns out. Nimoy spoke with CNN last week during the launch of the space shuttle Enterprise in New York, and revealed that his days in space aren’t necessarily over.

“We’re talking, we’re talking,” the “retired” actor told the news outlet when asked if he’d ever appear in another “Star Trek” movie.

Adding further fuel to the return of Nimoy’s Spock in “Star Trek 2″ is a report from Ain’t It Cool News’ Merrick, who states: “I’ve also received some compelling independent confirmation that Nimoy is ’absolutely’ in the new film.”

Ever since the science fiction icon announced his retirement from acting in April 2010, the man’s been surprisingly busy. He’s starred in several episodes of “Fringe” (and judging by events in recent episodes, he might even have a future on the Fox series’ upcoming fifth and final season), he provided the voice of Sentinel Prime in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” and more. So to say that Nimoy is retired now isn’t exactly accurate — and hearing that he’s up for more “Star Trek” shenanigans definitely falls within the realm of possibility. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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