He may not have got to play Han Solo like he wanted (Hey, Captain, maybe next time don't call the director a pig?), but William Shatner was pretty satisfied coming out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens anyway.
The actor, best known for his long-running role as Captain Kirk on Star Trek, acknowledged his long-running joke about appearing in the film in a tweet that called the film "superb."
OK I have to admit it, @StarWars was superb. ?? Best thing yet...but might have been a bit better with me...but I digress! ?— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 15, 2015
Of course, this isn't Shatner's first flirtation with Star Wars fandom. He recently appeared on TV while wearing a Stormtrooper uniform and singing "Girl Crush," and before that, he made up with Carrie Fisher, after she killed him.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled.