The long wait for news on the next cinematic adventure of the Kelvin Timeline Star Trek cast continues, and today Spock actor Zachary Quinto gave another statement of patient anticipation to Entertainment Tonight.
If I had [an update] I would give it to you. I’m expecting [Trek 4] to be true, but it’s always this way.
It’s like, ‘Yes, we’re going to do it!’ but then there’s always a process — writing a script being primary among them — and I know that’s what they’re working on now.
I think we’re all really excited to go back and we’ll do that whenever the phone rings and it’s J.J. on the other end.
I mean, it is a process; there’s years between the first few movies, right? I think four years between the first two and at least three between the second and third – so we’re kind of on track.
It was two years ago that we shot the last one [Star Trek Beyond] and it came out last year, so I feel like we’re still in the ‘strike zone.’
Despite fans’ desire to know more about the next Trek film, it’s not a surprise that Paramount has been quiet while the ramp-up to CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery continues through this summer.
The two companies famously were contractually required to keep the Discovery and Star Trek Beyond release dates separated by at least six months, and any news on Trek 4 may not come until well into the first year of Discovery… or possibly not until after the first season concludes early next year.
When asked about a possible appearance on Star Trek: Discovery — a show that will be set not only years before the Kirk-Spock days aboard the Enterprise, but in a different universe than the current films — Quinto admitted he’s “probably not” interested, but that his presence really isn’t necessary.
It’s such a unique experience and it’s such a unique character and I feel like I wouldn’t know how to [do it,] but who knows?
But I’m excited to see it, I’m happy that they’re doing it and I think it’s an incredible universe. There is an endless combination of possibilities and stories and characters and I don’t feel like they’ll need me.
I feel like they’ll be able to create an opulent world of much drama on their own.
Stay tuned for whatever Star Trek 4 news may show up – whenever that may happen – here at TrekCore!