Hollywood bosses are hoping that William Shatner will make a cameo appearance in a future Star Trek movie.
A highly-anticipated prequel to 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis is due for a global release on 8 May (09).
But officials at Paramount Pictures are so sure the picture will be a hit, they have commissioned a script for a follow-up - and are reportedly keen to get Shatner, who starred as Captain James T. Kirk in the original 1960s show, to be in the movie.
A source tells Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "It's well known Bill was disappointed not to get a cameo (in the 2009 film). But now Paramount Pictures has been given the go-ahead for a sequel and there are hopes he'll make a brief appearance."
The new big screen version of the iconic space series sees young actor Chris Pine take on Shatner's role.