Yesterday we reported that Zachary Quinto said he was taking a break from Star Trek for a couple of years. For some this caused a bit of confusion as Quinto was expected to work on the Star Trek sequel next year. Quinto has now clarified his remarks, saying he is ready to put on the ears when needed. In other Quinto news, the actor may be taking a break from Trek, but he recently appeared in a (kinda) Star Wars thing. All the details below.
Clarifying Quinto – He is Spock for June 2012
As we reported Wednesday afternoon, a WIRED interview Quoted Zachary Quinto saying:
I’m stepping away from Star Trek for at least two years — no movies, no conventions, no anything for a while.
TrekMovie noted that although he would not be appearing in Star Trek for over two years (when the sequel is released June 29, 2012), he was still expected to be at work on the film next year (when it will likely go into production). Just to be sure TrekMovie double-checked with sources to see if things were still on track for the June 2012 and all planning for the sequel is still moving forward towards that date. However, others had questions about Quinto’s comments, ranging from wondering if he just hadn’t done the math, to questioning if the Star Trek sequel was being delayed.
So late Wednesday night Zachary Quinto made post on his official website clarifying his comments:
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 anymore 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.
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So there you have it to all who had some doubt, the new Spock is ready to suit up again next year, but just don’t expect him to do any cons or other ancillary Star Trek stuff until 2012. We can live with that.
Quinto in "Yoda & Me"
Speaking of other stuff, here is something else Zachary Quinto recently posted on his site. The actor was the special guest star in the comedy podcast "Yoda & Me". The show’s premise is about a guy who has Yoda as a roommate (yes from a Galaxy far far away). The podcast was created by and stars Loren Tarquinio and David Hornsby (Quinto’s fellow CMU alum, and writer/actor on "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia"). Quinto appears in episode 6, which reveals ‘outtakes’ from "Empire Strikes Back", Quinto plays an assistant director dealing with Yoda on the set. You can listen to get it on iTunes, or by visiting the Yoda & Me website.
Zach in NYC
One final bit of Zach news. Quinto is currently in NYC. He was spotted attending the Broadway opening of “A View From The Bridge” (starring Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson) at the Cort Theatre on January 24, 2010 in New York City. Here is a shot of him going from the premiere.
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