Kelvin Timeline actor Zachary Quinto hit the media circuit this week promoting the release of his new film Aardvark, where he was asked about the status of the yet-unnamed Star Trek 4 sequel announced by Paramount last summer.
ROKER: “Any insight as to what’s coming up [with ‘Star Trek’]?”
QUINTO: “I don’t know, Al – we’re waiting. I know they were working on a script for another [film], and we’ll see how that all plays out.
But the nice thing about that experience is that the timing between those big tentpole films allows us to go out an cultivate a lot of different creative experiences for ourselves. Being back on stage, doing independent films, and things like that that I love that I’m able to do.
So, I’m hopeful that we’ll do another one, but there’s no guarantees.”
It’s been several months since we heard anything about the supposedly-planned sequel; Trek actors Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana both expressed their desire to return to the series, and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth – who appeared in the 2009 film as George Kirk – spoke to MTV News about the “amazing pitch” for the fourth film in January.
Pine also expressed his lack of knowledge about Trek 4 several weeks ago at the annual Cinema-Con movie theater owner trade event, indicating that he’s “the last to know” about when the films move forward to production.
PINE: “I am literally one of the last people to find out — costume designers find out before me; prop people find out before me.
I can’t wait to make the film. I love everyone in the film, you know that. I love the world and will be back as many times as they ask me. I love the tall man they call Thor.
I’ll do this film. If you can talk to J.J. [Abrams] for me, let him tell me – I’d like to find out so I can plan my life!”
As of yet, however, there’s been no further word on the status of the Kelvin Timeline from Paramount Pictures.