Zachary Quinto Says Next STAR TREK Sequel is Filming in 2014; Wants to Appear on THE BIG BANG THEORY

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For fans of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek adaptations, I bring good news: Zachary Quinto thinks the next Star Trek sequel will begin filming next year.  On the heels of Into Darkness’s success in grossing $444 million worldwide, Paramount Pictures is looking to begin production on Star Trek 3 sooner rather than later.  Apparently, Abrams is also looking to direct the sequel, although, this raises many questions given his current schedule shooting Star Wars Episode VII. Hit the jump for more details, folks.

star-trek-3-sequel-zachary-quintoQuinto said that although nothing is confirmed yet for Star Trek 3, the current plan is to shoot it soon in 2014, and to shoot it on a faster schedule than Into Darkness.  Per buzzhub (via CS):

“I attended a public interview with Zachary Quinto at the Galway Film Festival in Ireland on Friday, and during it, he revealed that Paramount have told the Star Trek cast that they’re planning to shoot ST3 in 2014, and that J.J. still wants to direct!

The actor also said he was not interested in teaming with Abrams on Star Wars, but he did mention his interest in making a cameo appearance on The Big Bang Theory.  Seeing as the original Spock, Leonard Nimroy, recently had a cameo on the smash hit sitcom, this would seem fitting.

Perhaps the biggest question that comes from Quinto’s update is whether or not Abrams really will find the time to direct Star Trek 3 in the midst of his hectic Star Wars commitment.  However, as Quinto said, nothing is confirmed.  If someone other than Abrams were to direct the next Star Trek, who do you think it should be?

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  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    There’s virtually no chance either one of these claims will come to fruition, and there’s no chance BOTH will come true.

    • sean

      A movie in time for 2016 (the 50th anniversary) is *very* likely, but JJ being involved as anything other than a producer is not going to happen.

      • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

        Haha. I like that someone disliked both of our comments. Given that neither one of us said something controversial, I’m going to have to assume they just have a bias against people named Sean.

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    There’s virtually no chance either one of these claims will come to fruition, and there’s no chance BOTH will come true.

  • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

    Time to bring back Nicholas Meyer I think, directed arguably 2 of the best movies in the franchise, time to do it again!

    • JayF

      It’s not arguable. It’s fact.

  • Neven

    Abrams should concentrate on doing Star Wars rigth now…

    • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

      Abrams should just concentrate – then figure out what movie he wants to do!

  • Neven

    Abrams should concentrate on doing Star Wars rigth now…

  • strong enough

    star trek is for losers, just focus on Star Wars please!

    • Ahmed

      What a dumb thing to say, it is like you are in the 3rd grade or something.

      I happen to like both Star Trek & Star Wars for different reasons.

      • Jeff Fountain

        Star Wars is the franchise that needs the most help. Lucas drove it into the ground with the last three average to embarrassing movies. Let’s hope JJ takes it in a whole different direction.

      • lisa

        Star Wars Episode 3 was plain awesome, you are a loser. JJ abrahms will kill and make star wars lame as shit. His remake star trek movies are shit and his phony star wars movies will be shit too.

      • Grayden

        No, the Anakin/Obi-Wan duel was plain awesome, the rest of the film was utter shit. Lame dialogue, cardboard acting, atrocious direction. Lucas had a real chance to explore the motivations of the Emperor and Vader with the prequels and instead wasted it on a half-baked love story that no one cared about, or wanted to see, in the first place. God I wish he’d never made them. My imagination tells a much better version of what happened before ‘A New Hope’.

      • Jeff Fountain

        JJ couldn’t do any worse than what Lucas did. Sorry, but I thought Episode 3 was average at best. Bad acting, directing and visuals all around. Some nice fight scenes, but not enough for me to save the movie. I’m just going to pretend the last 3 weren’t made at all…..I am a Trek fan too, and I like what JJ did with it.

      • MEY

        Without doubt, the Star Wars prequels should have been made much better.

        No problem with the new Star Trek movies – they are full of energy, fresh air, creativity and sexuality. And these things are needed to the future Star Wars movies as well.

        JJ is the only one who can save Star Wars.

    • Ahmed

      What a dumb thing to say, it is like you are in the 3rd grade or something.

      I happen to like both Star Trek & Star Wars for different reasons.

    • baZZO tAZZO

      YOU ARE A MORON!!!! DID YOU WATCH THE LAST LOAD OF SH*T CALLED STAR WARS!!! JESUS CHRIST!!!! WHAT AN IDIOT!!!

  • strong enough

    star trek is for losers, just focus on Star Wars please!

  • Futur3Fo3

    Star Trek 3 is a must!

  • Futur3Fo3

    Star Trek 3 is a must!

  • Futur3Fo3

    Star Trek 3 is a must!

  • M kay

    Please no emotion for Spock in ST3, please explore the galaxy and give us a challenging story. I accept that ST is no longer cerebral, but that is no excuse for a no effort ST2.

    • http://www.facebook.com/josiahcoulter19 jocostrikesback

      Star Trek Into Darkness was incredible!

      • TC

        Nope. It was a mess of scenes that Abrams wished he could put in a Star
        Wars movie intercut with scenes that someone undoubtedly thought were
        cool twists on the original Wrath of Khan. The cast is mostly
        forgettable, though Quinto does decent work with the shit the writers
        give him, and Pine’s Kirk is a douchebag mess that has no reason to be
        within a hundred leagues of a captain’s chair. Overall, the plotting is
        terrible, particularly given that just posting some decent security at
        Starfleet Command and moving the command meeting to a basement would
        have resolved everything in the first third of the movie (and given that
        a terrorist attack had just occurred, this is akin to not posting
        security at the Pentagon on September 12th, 2001).

      • M kay

        Incredibly boring. It was just cut and past, no originality. I mean Star Trek ’09 built up a new series in which they would do new things, but the movie ended up being 1/2 recreation of ’09, 1/4 Wrath of Khan and 1/4 TOS. Cumberbatch would have been a fantastic new original bad guy, but was a horrible Khan.

      • eternalozzie

        Josiah, you are correct … it was a great movie …

      • matt murdock

        A Trekker for over 40yrs., STID was a POS.

  • Morgan

    If JJ doesn’t direct, the most obvious choicesIMO to direct are Rian Johnson (Looper) or Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion).

    • Christopher

      Really? Rian Johnson is an “obvious” choice to direct Star Trek III? Don’t get me wrong, I love his films, but nothing about his work screams Star Trek.

  • MEY

    It would be fantastic to see Theo James, Matt Bomer, Godfrey Gao, Ben Foster, Alex Pettyfer and James Franco in a new Star Wars movie. Oh, FORCE, help me please. The new Star Wars movies need these actors!!! Please, J.J., consider!!!

    • Peter

      “Alex Pettyfer”

      What are you on, and where can I get some?

      • MEY

        You would like to get some from Alex Pettyfer? Me too. :DDDDD

    • Marie-Laure D.

      Alex Pettyfer is the worst young actor in Hollywood right now. I’d rather die than see him in Star Wars. The movies don’t need an all-star cast to be awesome. JJ will do a great job.

      • rhito

        You can avoid a movie, you don’t have to die…

  • NICK НΛRT

    brad bird, rian johnson, shane black

  • Matt

    Would not mind Bryan Singer directing one since I think he is a pretty big Trek fan.

    • Grayden

      Singer was also a huge Superman fan. Look what we got with that. Nic Cage is a huge Ghost Rider fan. Look what we got with that. Just sayin’.

  • quilligan

    Love to see him on Big Bang Theory. Bet it would be hilarious.

  • Strong Enough

    J.J. NEEDS to complete his trilogy. it will stand up to TDK trilogy if he ends it right.

    • eternalozzie

      yup … someone just brought up TDK … take a drink

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      When did this become a trilogy?

  • Sam Harris

    In my personal opinion I think someone else should direct the next Star Trek, clearly JJ will be up to his eyeballs in work with Star Wars and if he commits to both projects he won’t be able to devote himself entirely to each one, which is unfair to the fanbase. Additionally, I dislike how he writes Captain Kirk’s character, a lot of people blame the arrogance and womanizer-esque persona on Chris Pine, but it’s pretty clear how some of the scenes are put together that even if Chris tried to downplay that idea, it’s obvious what they’re trying to push here. JJ was trying to attract a larger fanbase by forcing Jim Kirk into the one dimensional womanizing douchebag character, which is unfair to Pine’s talents and an insult to the past actors who played Jim Kirk. He was originally written as an extremely intelligent and intellectual character, (albeit next to Spock one might argue otherwise) and while he still possesses some of that in the more recent film adaptations, it’s severely lacking, in my opinion. I get that there was a need to modernize the franchise, but I see no reason to compromise the original personalities of the characters. A lot of the fault is in the directing.

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      I think the problem is that they’re trying to cram all the characteristics of a Kirk who appeared in 79 episodes and 7 films (plus an animated series) into two films. Original Kirk was arrogant, reckless, and a womanizer at times. But that was spread over a long time, and we got to see his day to day life. Abrams and his writing team have made these his distinctly defining characteristics, and we only see him in extreme situations. There aren’t slow moving character moments when we get to see another side of him.

  • Gorewhoreaust

    Paramount would crazy not to capitalise on the 50th anniversary, so a 2016 release is pretty much a given. As for J.J, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, as soon as Matt Reeves has finished with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes he’ll be signed to Trek 3. It’s only logical.

    • Pk

      yeah he’s not a bad choice. Hope he is considered and lands the gig…

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