‘Star Trek’ fans have been hit with major news about the future of the franchise on television over the last few days. Now Zachary Quinto, who portrays Spock in ‘Trek’s’ Kelvin timeline, has given fans yet another update!
While Quinto and the rest of the cast of ‘The Boys in the Band’ appeared on Andy Cohen’s Sirius FM show, Cohen asked Quinto about the future of the ‘Star Trek’ films. Quinto teased that we may get answers sooner rather than later, saying:
“You know, I think we’re going to know more in the next few weeks actually. There is a fourth movie that’s being developed right now. They’ve brought a director who’s actually a wonderful woman who I’ve worked with before named SJ Clarkson into the mix to develop and to helm that project. And so I think it’s now kind of in the business, logistical kind of phase.”
While fans should be encouraged by this news, true Trekkies know that at least two ‘Star Trek’ movies are already in development. Including a film being developed from a pitch by Quentin Tarantino, who may also direct the film. According to Quinto, that film is still far from production:
“That would be the one after this one, which I think is also still in the works. He’s doing his Charles Manson movie this summer, so we’ll do this one now and then that one down the line.”
Quinto’s statement seems to hint that ‘Trek’ co-star will return for Tarantino’s film, which is interesting, as Simon Pegg has said previously that he was unsure of a return:
“No, well – we don’t know anything about it. Because they know that we’ll get asked about it all the time and they protect us from ourselves. I know as much as you do. I just know that Quentin came in with an idea and I’m excited to see what fruit that bears. I know there was some kind of consternation from the fans. But he’s a devoted ‘Star Trek’ fan and an incredibly gifted filmmaker, so I can’t think of anything more exciting than him having a crack at it.”
‘Star Trek 4’ and the Tarantino ‘Trek’ film do not have production or release dates, but stay tuned for more news as it becomes available! You can watch the interview with Quinto below: