Captain Kirk Pitches 'Star Wars' Ideas
By JACKIE WILLIS
May 16, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams is gearing up to also revive the Star Wars franchise, and on Wednesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, he got some advice from the original cast of both renowned film series as to what he should implement into the upcoming Star Wars.
Host Jimmy Kimmel commissioned fans from the audience to help Abrams come up with a few ideas and plot lines for his next space project. Even Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, surprised audiences when he stood up to offer an idea. "Captain Kirk. No rules, no surge, road trip of a lifetime," 82-year-old Shatner, who starred in the original 1966 Star Trek, pitched to the director.
Abrams, 46, supported the actor's idea, saying excitedly, "That actually sounds pretty great." Shatner quipped back, "Yes it is, because I wrote it."
Shatner wasn't the only familiar face to show up in the crowd. Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in Star Wars, also showed up to give his two cents on the upcoming movie. He, of course, suggested "more Lando."