Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Zoe Saldana talk Star Trek sequel

Recently, several cast members from Star Trek, including Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Anton Yelchin (Chekov) and John Cho (Sulu), have spoken out about the upcoming sequel — which is rumored to be going into production early next year. Click over the jump for some excerpts from the cast.

Although neither the studio nor crew have made anything official, in an interview with Zoe Saldana, Access Hollywood re-affirmed prior reports that the sequel will begin production in January 2012. Meanwhile, Zoe told Access Hollywood that the cast is “very excited to read” the script (which isn’t complete yet) and “get back into space." As far as any sequel details, Zoe was tight-lipped, although she says she’s “really curious” to find out whether the romantic connection between her character and Zachary Quinto’s Spock will continue.

Meanwhile, in an interview with MTV, Zachary Quinto and Anton Yelchin remarked on how important it was to have J.J. Abrams back as director:

“I think it would be unimaginable to make that film without J.J., so to know that he’s going to be at the helm again and sort of manning the ship so to speak is pretty amazing,” Yelchin said. “We all have such tremendous respect for him and he’s such a brilliant human being that it gives you great confidence in going in to make this again.”

Although it took about two years for Abrams to confirm his involvement, Quinto says he “would never have imagined” that Abrams wouldn’t be back for the sequel. With regards to prepping for their returns, Yelchin says he’ll begin by re-watching the original series and re-watching the 2009 film and studying the notes he took for it:

“It’s going to be really important to basically to pick up all the work right where I left off which is interesting because I’ve never done that before,” Yelchin said. “I’ve never had to reprise a character which will be interesting.”

Craving plot details for the sequel? You’re not alone. Even the cast has been kept in the dark:

“What, when and where, I have no idea. They pretty much keep you in the dark until it’s time to make the movie,” Yelchin said. “Whatever it may be, I’m looking forward to being with those guys again.”

And finally, John Cho, who returns to the big screen with the R-rated comedy A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (opening today), also confirmed that filming on the sequel would begin “soon”, telling MovieFanatic: “…I think soon would be fair to describe it.”

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Old news again.

Very cool. Can’t wait for the first trailer now.

Meh…all this rehashed more of nothing and yet no mention of JJ trying to snag for Benicio Del Toro for the sequel?

#3 yeah just read that…would be an excellent choice for the bad guy in trek.

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I just read that over at AICN; I was going to post a link to there. I probably still should:

Hello!! I’ve been excited for 2 years while you have made money on other things!! Sorry ya’ll,I really do love all the stars of Trek,I just don’t feel good today and needed to let off some steam.


I’ll take this news over no news! ;P lol Glad to have TM back at least!

I second the motion that it’s great to have JJ back as director. There’s continuity in having the same individual direct a movie (or do a lot of other things for that matter) that having a different one simply couldn’t accomplish.

Artistry is not fungible, in other words.

We should be calling this film Star Trek 12 not Star Trek 2!

Nice to hear from the gang. I hope we get more meaty stuff soon. Like the basic outline of a plot… or at least an idea who the villain is. Always gotta have a villain if you want an audience — [oh just shoot me]

Just don’t shine flashlights into the camera idiot.

And for the record I think it should be star trek 2012.

The news is that they are not calling the movie Star Trek 2 or Star Trek 12. That’s been around for a couple of weeks at least. Nobody knows what the name/title will be.


Won’t that not make sense to the non-Trekkies who come to see it? It didn’t even make sense to me until recently.

“Zoe…says she’s “really curious” to find out whether the romantic connection between her character and Zachary Quinto’s Spock will continue.”

Aren’t we all??? :P

I think it would be fun for the romance between Spock and Uhura to continue. If nothing else, it would add an element of light humor to the relationship between Kirk and Spock.

There’s something of a “like triangle” between Kirk, Uhura, and Spock. I’m sure Kirk secretly has romantic feelings for Uhura, and Uhura probably feels that Kirk is the “bad boy” that she’s always had a guilty conscience about for (mainly because she’s repressing her own romantic feelings toward him).

And Kirk has a growing admiration for Spock, whereas Spock has an air of bemusement when it comes to Kirk.

All hiliarity breaks loose when Kirk catches Uhura smooching with Spock as he enters one of the vast new Enterprise’s thousands of turbolifts….

Like triangles are fun!

Enough jibber jabber; make the movie already…. ;-)

Spock and Uhura FOREVER!!! ;-)

I’ll be interested to see what happens with Spock and Uhura.
But for the love of god, JUST MAKE THE SEQUEL!