The Tidbits are now a daily feature at TrekMovie (assuming we can find enough stuff to talk about). Today we have a video interview with the writers, another interview with Quinto, a couple new movie images, Star Trek celebrity casting news and more. Also there is a new Star Trek commercial, but we don’t have video yet.
Orci & Kurtzman
In a new video at THR, Bob and Alex talk about the origins of Trek, pleasing fans, and more. Subjects discussed by Bob seem to come from some of his interactions with fans here at TrekMovie.com.
The writing pair also talked to the LA Times about some of their favorite Star Trek novels.
Quinto on Sequels and Sylar v Spock
The Canadian Magazine Tribute has an interview with the new Spock, Zachary Quinto, talking about Star Trek and Heroes. In the interview Zach contrasted his two most famous roles and also confirmed that he is contracted for the sequel:
Tribute: While playing Spock did you ever any similarities between him and Sylar?
Quinto: I think the only similarity that can really be drawn is the fact that both of these characters are really dealing with and working with deep-rooted internal conflicts and dualities within themselves but they come from very different points of view and they process those dualities very differently, so I think the similarities sort of ends there, but for different reasons they’re both working to keep control over aspects of themselves and sort of understand the power of the different energies within them. But you know, when I was doing the movie I feel like the embodiment of Sylar in that character was very far away from me.
Tribute: Will we get to see more of you as Spock in other Star Trek films? Are you signed to sequels if this one takes off?
Quinto: Yeah, I’m contracted for more.
Tribute: So you won’t mind putting those infamous ears back on?
Quinto: ( laughs) No, the ears are cool; shaving the eyebrows is another story, ha ha. Yeah, right now for me the experience is all about this first movie and going through the process of promoting it all over the world, sharing it with people and seeing what else is generated from this experience. Other movies will come into place when they’re meant to, when they’re able to. If that happens I’ll be excited about that as well.
More at Tribute.ca.
Two new images
MSN has put up a Star Trek gallery on their Parallel Universe site, including some exclusive new photos. The two below, plus a close-up from a previously seen scene of Kirk on Delta Vega.
Zoe is a Loser
The new Uhura, Zoe Saldana, is in talks to join the cast of "The Losers" a new action film adaptation of the comic about a Special Forces team betrayed by its handler and left for dead. The "losers" regroup in the interest of revenge, the opportunity to remove their names from a secret CIA death list and to conduct covert operations against the CIA and its interests. Saldana will play Aisha, a cold-blooded loose cannon. More info at THR.
Zoe at NY Metropolitan Opera House 12th Anniversary on March 125th
– doesn’t look like a loser to me
Pine HAD Green Lantern meeting – NOT offered role or read script
Remember a couple of weeks ago there were competing reports on if or if not Chris Pine had been offered the title role in the upcoming Green Lantern movie? Well it turns out there is a little smoke to this rumor fire. Today Pine told MTV that he had a meeting, but that was it, noting "I have been offered squat. I do not have the part and haven’t read a script." Pine didn’t eliminate the possibility of being offered a role in the future, but noted that he isn’t a fan of comic books.
Green Kirk? (Tom Holtkamp)
New commercial airing – we aint got it yet
Lastly, there is a new 30 second Star Trek commercial which started airing on cable last night (confirmed spotting on MTV and Spike so far). It includes a few new shots, but no huge reveals (more iowa bar fight, sulus sword, a couple other things). Look for an update and analysis soon.