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Zachary Quinto confirms fourth Star Trek movie still ‘on track’

July 31st, 2017 by Marc Comments

While everyone is looking toward Star Trek: Discovery to keep the franchise alive and well, it seems that the big screen adventures aren’t quite done with yet.

Chatting to EW (below), Mr Spock himself, Zachary Quinto, revealed that the fourth movie is currently being written and is on track:

“It’s a process. It’s always this way. It’s like, “Yes, we’re going to do it!” But then there are many steps in that 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. But yeah, it is a process. There is years between the first few movies – I think four years between the first two and three between the second and the third. So we are kind of on track. It was two years ago we shot the last one and it came out last year so I feel we are still in the strike zone.”

While we understand that not everyone likes the new movies and how they ticker with the timeline of the original series, we at FTN did enjoy the first and third instalments and would definitely welcome the new/old crew back.

We mentioned Discovery earlier and it seems that Quinto wouldn’t be keen on appearing on it:

“I don’t think so. It is such a unique experience and such a unique character and I feel like I wouldn’t know how to…I don’t know. Who knows? But I am excited to see it. I am happy that they are doing it and it is an incredible universe. There is an endless combination of possibilities of stories and characters. I don’t feel like they will need me. They will be able to create an opulent world of much drama on their own.”

So it looks like Spock from the Kelvin timeline (the new movie timeline) won’t be appearing in multiple spots like Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock, liked too.


Check out the full interview below:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….