Since appearing in the 2009 Star Trek movie, Leonard Nimoy has supposedly re-retired from acting. However, while appearing at the landing of the Shuttle Enterprise in New York it appears the actor may have hinted another possible appearance in the 2013 sequel. [UPDATE 2 w/ video]
UPDATE: Video of Nimoy from CNN
Is Nimoy hinting at a return to Star Trek?
As reported earlier, Leonard Nimoy was on hand in New York today to welcome the Space Shuttle Enterprise to its new home. And in a brief chat with a couple of CNN reporters (via Airlock Alpha), Nimoy dropped a hint that he might appear in the Star Trek sequel.
CAROL COSTELLO: Could I just say that I admire you? And in the new Star Trek movie [the 2009 version] you had a very prominent role, Leonard Nimoy, and I enjoyed it very much. You’re fantastic.
JASON CARROLL: In fact, Carol, we were talking about that … [to Nimoy] Carol, Carol Costello, the anchor … remember we were talking about the new Star Trek movie. It was great, you did a great job in it. And we were just about talking about that just before … will you be in another Star Trek movie?
NIMOY: Uhh, we’re talking. We’re talking.
This is a different perspective given by the actor who has said in the past that he has moved on and felt good that he had handed the role to Zachary Quinto.
There is no video of this CNN/Nimoy exchange available online, but here is CNN’s coverage of the shuttle event with Nimoy’s brief speech.