The future of the Star Trek film franchise has remained uncertain since Star Trek Beyond‘s release in 2016. Now another star of the Kelvin trilogy is talking about what could be next.
Quinto ready to play Spock again, but unsure on appetite
Four years ago, Paramount announced plans for a follow-up to Star Trek Beyond, but after fits and starts, that project eventually stalled out in 2018. Since then the future of the Kelvin films has remained uncertain, but one of the stars, Zachary Quinto, says he believes the cast is up to return. While out promoting his AMC horror series NOS4A2, Zachary Quinto told ComicBook.com:
All I know is that we, all of us, had an incredible experience making those films. If there is an appetite for more of those stories with us in them, I’m sure that we would all be thrilled to come back and do one more or whatever, but I’m not really attached to it anymore.
Quinto’s comments echo co-star Simon Pegg’s, who recently said he believed the cast would “all jump at the chance” to return to Star Trek.
Even though the planned follow-up to Beyond was shelved—and the possible Quentin Tarantino Star Trek concept also appears dead after Tarantino stepped back from the project—there is still an active Star Trek film under development at Paramount, being lead by Fargo’s Noah Hawley. The last word on that project was the studio was still waiting for a script, and earlier in the year Hawley indicated that he had his “own take” on the franchise
While Quinto doesn’t know if he will ever play Spock again, he is sanguine about his experience with the franchise and optimistic for Trek’s future, telling ComicBook:
I have lifelong friendships from those films and working relationships and a lot of respect and fond memories, so if that’s what it ends up being and I can look back on my life and say that’s what it was, then that’s incredible, and if we get to do more, that’s also incredible. But as far as the stories go, they’ve been around for decades and generations, and I think that that will continue, whether or not we continue on with them.
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