Much has been reported about the special mentoring relationship between the the Spocks of the 2009 Star Trek movie, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. So far it looks like Leonard Nimoy is serious about handing things off to Quinto for the sequel, and going (back) into retirement. But a new comment from Quinto suggests the young actor may not be ready to let go.
Zach wants more Leonard
The New York Daily News caught up with Zachary Quinto at a film premiere in New York last week, and they got the actor to talk some Trek:
The newest "Spock" told us that it took a personal plea from J.J. Abrams to get Nimoy out of retirement the first time – and Quinto admits that he thinks it would take a lot more for a repeat.
"I think I might have to ask him this time," the actor joked…
But the "Heroes" bad boy promises that he’ll be on board when the next film happens.
"Every time J.J. calls I pick up in a heartbeat," he laughed. "I assure you that. And when it’s to tell me to come to work I’ll be there."
Zachary Quinto attending the premiere of “Breaking Upwards” at the IFC Center on April 1, 2010 in New York City.
Zachary Quinto attending the premiere of “Breaking Upwards” at the IFC Center on April 1, 2010 in New York City (WireImage)
What do you think?
Is one Spock enough for the Star Trek sequel?
Two Spocks for sequel too?