William Shatner is reportedly set to reprise his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek 3.

The script for the new film, which was written by by Roberto Orci, JD Payne and Patrick McKay, is said to include a part for the 83-year-old Shatner.

The storyline apparently includes a meeting between two of the show's iconic characters Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy's Spock, according to BadassDigest.com 

This will be the first time Shatner and Nimoy have appeared together in a Star Trek film since Star Trek VI: The 
Undiscovered Country
, in 1991.

Shatner hasn't played the role of Captain Kirk since 1994's Star Trek: Generations.

This latest news comes soon after Zachary Quinto, who plays the role of Spock, revealed he thinks Star Trek 3 will begin shooting within the next six months.

He said: ''Things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be in production sometime in the next six months.''

The latest Star Trek film is set to hit cinema screens in 2016.