All pictures of both Star Trek movies are now re-added to the new gallery:
‘I can’t wait to go back,’ actor said of sequel while attending San Diego Comic-Con.
Though Zachary Quinto is at San Diego Comic-Con to promote “Lucid,” the first comic from his production company, Before the Door Pictures, which debuted at the Con, he was willing to shed some light on the upcoming “Star Trek 2.”
There isn’t much known about the sequel, though writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman told MTV News that they’re “making significant process on the story.” Quinto, who was joined by “Lucid” creator and author Michael McMillian at the convention, said he is ready for anything the writers throw at him.
“I can’t wait to go back. We have a while until we’re going to do another one. It probably won’t be until next year at this time,” he said, debunking rumors that filming would start in January.
Zachary Quinto is more than a little bummed that Leonard Nimoy won’t be returning to the “Star Trek” franchise.
The newest “Spock” told us that it took a personal plea from J.J. Abrams to get Nimoy out of retirement the first time – and Quinto admits that he thinks it would take a lot more for a repeat.
“I think I might have to ask him this time,” the actor joked at the N.Y.C. premiere of “Breaking Upwards” at the IFC Film Center on Thursday night.
But the “Heroes” bad boy promises that he’ll be on board when the next film happens.
“Every time J.J. calls I pick up in a heartbeat,” he laughed. “I assure you that. And when it’s to tell me to come to work I’ll be there.”
Source: NYDaily news
Zachary Quinto may be taking some time off Trek (perhaps to play Gershwin) but he appears to be looking forward to getting back into it. The new Spock talked briefly to Entertainment Weekly about the Trek sequel and how he is as anxious as we all are to find out what writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are up to.
Zach wants to be a Vulcan on the wall
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has a very brief ‘Spock Talks Trek’ article, with some stuff about the new Star Trek Online game (with nothing new) and also a bit about Star Trek sequel. Here is what Quinto had to say.
How did you get involved with this?
It was a good way to show my continued support for the Star Trek universe, because I’m going to leave it for a while until we start the second movie. I played [Star Trek Online] for about a half hour. I’m not really good at that stuff. I had an Atari when I was a kid, when it was still the gaming console. Pitfall! is my favorite.
How’s the movie sequel coming?
[The writing team is] probably sequestered in a room somewhere. I’d love to be a fly on the wall to see what they’re coming up with. The next stage will be actually drafting the script. It’s a long process so I don’t expect to have anything to read until the end of the year.
Read the rest in the latest issue of EW, on newsstands now.
Zach made a post on his official website about the interview done to Wired, yesterday:
i have been inundated with questions and confusion about a comment i made during an interview with wired – about the new atari star trek online game – in which i said i am stepping away from trek for the next two years. obviously i will be a part of any upcoming films… reprising my role as spock. what i meant was that in the meantime i won’t be making any public appearances related to the franchise – or doing any more auxiliary projects pertaining to the trek universe. i will be focusing my efforts on other projects and preparing to shoot the next film – which will be released in june of 2012… two years from now. hence the no trek for two years remark. worry not trekkers. it was a misunderstanding of context. i am not spock. but i am spock. all at the same time.
I don’t know how people was able to misunderstood his interview, but, well…
Zachary says that his bow in the forthcoming Star Trek Online game will be his last voyage to the stars for a while.
“I’m stepping away from Star Trek for at least two years — no movies, no conventions, no anything for a while,” Quinto told Wired.com in a telephone interview. His planned absence from geekdom was a major motivation for doing the new game. “I did this game to make an investment in the fan base,” the actor said.
Quinto doesn’t play Spock in the forthcoming game, but rather provides the voice for a holographic doctor — the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark VI. New players of the MMO will hear Quinto’s voice as they make their way through the game’s opening tutorial. Quinto himself played the game’s opening and found his own voice instructive.
“I did exactly what I told myself to do and I survived,” he said. “I passed the mission with flying colors.”
Star Trek Online launches for PC gamers Feb. 2. The next Star Trek movie will be released at June 29th 2012.