Earlier this week we reported on Spock actor Zachary Quinto talking about how Paramount was “eager” for more Star Trek films and now his Trek co-star Simon Pegg (Scotty) is also showing confidence in more Star Trek movies.
In an extensive interview with The Quietus, Pegg expressed enthusiasm, with the caveat that the late Anton Yelchin (Chekov) will be missed:
“I know we’re doing more [Star Trek]. I’d love to – I love those guys. It’s, of course, difficult because we lost Anton [Yelchin] and moving forward without him still feels unimaginable.”
Pegg and Quinto’s co-star Karl Urban also expressed confidence in the future of the Trek film franchise, last month predicting that the cast will be back together and shooting within a year. These 2018 comments from the cast are in stark contrast to 2017 comments, such as Chris Pine expressing frustration on the lack of movement, Zachary Quinto saying there were no guarantees for another Trek and Urban seemingly resigning himself to 2016’s Star Trek Beyond being the last film for the Kelvin crew.
In the new interview, Pegg also talked about the story pitch from Quentin Tarantino, retelling the story about how the cast was informed:
“We all got this email the other day from J. J. Abrams just sort of saying, ‘um, oh guys, Quentin Tarantino came in the office and pitched this and we’re gonna think about it.’” Pegg starts to laugh. “We were like, what? People just assume, I think, because it’s Quentin that it will be R-rated but he is a massive Star Trek fan… who knows!”
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