Recently Simon Pegg made news across the web with his estimate that the Star Trek sequel (scheduled for release June 29, 2012) would start shooting later this year. TrekMovie noted that this estimate was optimistic and sources were saying 2011 was more likely. Now in a brief interview from Wondercon, Zoe Saldana provides her estimate and talks about returning to the role of Uhura. [UPDATE: More from Saldana – talking Spock/Uhura]
Saldana gives a production update
MTV asked Zoe Saldana which sequel she thinks will go into production first (Avatar or Star Trek), she said Star Trek, noting:
I think ‘Star Trek. Because that one’s already going into pre-production soon…From what I hear, unless J.J., who’s always full of surprises, is fooling us and just carrying us along. But I do think we are going into pre-production this Fall, to start shooting early next year. And I have a feeling that Avatar is going to happen right after. I am so happy that I am going to play Uhura again and that I am going to playing Neyteri is wonderful, because I have not been able to part with them.
Saldana’s estimate seems more likely compared to Simon Pegg’s estimate the film would start shooting later this year.
UPDATE: Saldana wants more Uhura/Spock in sequel
io9 has also put up a brief video interview with Saldana talking Trek, where she said:
I can only hope that in this next film there’s more depth to the Spock-Uhura relationship. And maybe I’ll get to kick some ass!
Look for more updates on the Star Trek sequel coming soon here at TrekMovie.
Zoe talks Losers
Here is more WonderCon video of Zoe talking about her new film The Losers, where she reveals she dressed as Ripley (from ALien) or Sarah Connor (Terminator). [via HitFix]
And here is some video from the Losers panel.