Leonard Nimoy was in JJ Abrams' Star Trek not because he was appeasing old fans and passing the torch to a new Spock. Its because he's marketable!
Talking to SciFi Wire, Nimoy hinted that, depending on what the writers end up planning, we may see his Spock:
I have no illusions on whether or not they need me. They decided that they wanted to make this film using Spock as kind of an anchor for the story, which I think worked very, very well. They don't have to do that again. If they decide they have a role for me to play, I would be very interested in talking to them about it... My sense is that he has some work to do. He talked about establishing a new Vulcan colony, and I think he will be very involved in that. If we never see him again that is what I would imagine he is doing. He is busy rebuilding the Vulcan story.
Should he really be in the next movie? Should the Shat be in as well?
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