For those of you who have been following the conspiracy theories on Shat in the new Trek movie, it will come as no surprise that the evidence in favor of his making at least a cameo appearance is almost irrefutable, while the chances of him having a (badly kept) secret major role seem to be growing. The most stunning piece of evidence is surely this photo:
The real question, of course, isn't whether Shat will appear in the new Trek, but how much screentime will he receive
and what role will he be playing
For my money, it's not too late to replace Pine with Shat entirely, and for those who complain (wrongly) that he's too old, just have a look at Tron
to see what CGI can accomplish.