USA Today visited with the only two officially confirmed Star Trek cast members (Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy) at the Griffith Park Observatory. No major details revealed – but you can already see the pair of Spocks are already getting along well.
Quinto would not go into specifics on the film plot, but possibly offered a clue as to how the two Spocks might interact saying "I think there’s going to be a sense of guidance through this film and beyond." The new Spock also talked about what drew him to the role and again confirms the prequel setting:
I really identify with Spock’s struggle. We’re going back to a time before anything (Nimoy did in the original series) was established. These characters are in a completely different stage of their lives.
The new Spock also revealed that he has been practicing his Vulcan salute, but only has it down to one hand, which can be seen in the video portion of the article.
Confirming schedule, Yelchin and bonding
Quinto did reveal confirm some of the logistical info previously reported here on TrekMovie.com…notably that Star Trek will have a 85 day shoot on 11 stages including 2 weeks in Iceland. In the ‘Back Story’ section of the article there was a bit more confirming and some Spock bonding as well:
Quinto let Nimoy in on news that the Chekov role had been cast with Alpha Dog actor Anton Yelchin. Though the two hadn’t heard any whispers that Tom Cruise might be joining the cast as a villain, they spoke in hushed tones about secret plot points while the video cameras weren’t rolling. These Spocks seem to be forging a very un-Vulcan friendship
The above seems to confirm the previous story about Anton Yelchin playing the role of Chekov, the third cast member for Star Trek.
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