Zachary Quinto was at San Diego Comic Con to promote a couple of non-Star Trek projects but he did talk a little Trek, notably about whether or not Roberto Orci will be directing the next film. See what he had to say, plus get a first look at Zach in Hitman: Agent 47.
Quinto talks Orci and Star Trek 2016
Since Roberto Orci recently revealed that he has yet to sign his deal to direct the upcoming Star Trek film that has been some speculation over where that stands, but for Zachary Quinto the issue seems settled. The actor told Sky News that Orci "will direct” the next Star Trek, but he didn’t know anything more. And in an interview with IGN (primarily about Hitman: Agent 47), Quinto had this to say about Orci:
He is a cornerstone of what we built with that iteration of the franchise and I am looking forward to getting back to it.
Quinto went on to talk about the status of the upcoming Star Trek film, saying
The great thing about [the Star Trek] experience has always been that it has evolved and unfolded very organically and I think that is the case for where we are now. They are working on the script. They are taking it to the next level and I am sure within the next weeks and months we will get more information on when it is going to happen and what the story is. It is in formation mode now.
Watch the IGN video below.
First Look At Quinto in Hitman: Agent 47
The big reason Quinto was at Comic Con was to promote the upcoming 20th Century Fox action movie Hitman: Agent 47, a sequel to the video-game turned feature Hitman from 2007. Quinto plays the "mysterious and deadly John Smith in Hitman: Agent 47 (Fox). The film stars Rupert friend as ‘Agent 47,’ while Quinto plays the "mysterious and deadly" John Smith. At SDCC Quinto noted “the character is more complicated than the name.” Here are the just release pictures of Quinto from the film.
Hitman: Agent 47 due in theaters February 27, 2015.