While Christopher Pike may not be the character that Bruce Greenwood originally intended to join the “Star Trek” series as, he came to have a pretty big attachment to his role in the reboot films. “It was an incredible thing to be given the chance to be in the first one and join that train, and the second one likewise,” Greenwood told Bring Me The News.
Of course, Greenwood’s appreciation of the role made it difficult for him to say goodbye to it, as his incarnation of Pike dies tragically during the events of “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” While he was sad to have his character killed off, Greenwood indicated that he was nonetheless content with the outcome, mostly because he really enjoyed the ride. That said, while Greenwood has made his peace with the death of his Pike, it seems he still holds out hope that his version might make a comeback appearance one day in a future project like “Star Trek 4.” And given the franchise’s past history with concepts like time travel and mirror universes, it’s very possible this could occur someday. “My not-so-secret wish is that somehow there’s a memory lane scene where Pike gets to come back and talk to Kirk in some way,” he told StarTrek.com. “I don’t think they can give me a drop of Khan’s blood because that would render my death somewhat meaningless if they could reanimate me. But of course I’m hoping they’ll reach into memory lane and bring me back.”