Leonard Nimoy will be reprising his role as Mr. Spock in director J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, and the 78-year-old actor has already told The Associated Press that he’s not averse to donning his iconic pointy ears in the film’s inevitable sequel.
“If J.J. Abrams calls me, I answer the phone,” Nimoy said. “I don't say ‘never’ anymore.”
As most fans already know, the Abrams film—the 11th in the franchise—revolves heavily around time travel, with Nimoy playing an aged Spock while Heroes’ Zachary Quinto stars as a younger version of the half-human, half-Vulcan.
“The character is much more relaxed about who he is and what his life should be about whereas [Quinto’s Spock] is just beginning to find himself,” said Nimoy. “It works extremely well. The character I portray in this film is much more like who I am today, personally. I am as close as possible to the character as I could ever be.”
Star Trek hits theaters on May 7, and if you’re not the least bit interested in checking it out after seeing the trailers, you might be out of your Vulcan mind.