You heard it here first. We have been reporting on Zachary Quinto as Spock since last December and it appears our sources that recently told us that Quinto is in talks were correct. E is now reporting that the Heroes star has a deal in place to be Spock for the new Star Trek movie, and all that is left to do is a few lawyers to sign off.
Assuming that this is true this means two things we have been reporting would also be true
- Abrams is looking at lesser known actors for the major roles
- Abrams is looking at young actors, but not as young as 20 (Quinto is 30)
In my opinion Quinto is a good choice for the new Spock. He has shown good range and the kind of intensity that the role as Trek’s most famous Vulcan will require. I also think it is a good sign that Quinto truly seems to want the role. In the May issue of Starburst magazine the actor is quoted as saying…
The exploration and immersion to be done with such a character would be amazing….
I tend to be the type of person who acts from a very visceral place and reacts emotionally to situations, and to ‘become’ a character that is completely the opposite of that is one of the reasons why I’m an actor. I would love the opportunity to understand what it is to only operate from a place of logic and look at things so specifically from that perspective
So we are still a couple days away from Comic-Con we already appear to have both our new Spock and our old Spock. Now…on to the new KIRK!
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for those who have did not see it in our previous article, here are some Quinto vids
scenes from the Heroes episode "Parasite" (note at the beginning Sylar’s character is pretending to not be Sylar)
Here is an interview with Quinto
Quinto along with his character Sylar has become quite popular. This is evidenced by the many musical mashups with Sylar clips you can find on YouTube….like this one