It looks like Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek film will be a Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew affair.
… at least, that’s what the plan seems to be right now.
Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the J.J. Abrams-produced Star Trek reboots, recently appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, where he responded to a question about whether he and his fellow castmates from the series would be appearing in the Tarantino film. According to Quinto, that’s the way things are shaping up right now:
“My assumption is that it’s with us. I mean, that’s how it’s been presented. I don’t know. Look, until deals are done and contracts are signed and schedules are cleared, nothing is set in stone, so anything can happen. My understanding is that Quentin had this idea and they were shaping it and forming it and he’s off to do his Manson movie. And it would be after that that [the 2009 cast] would maybe go and do one with him, which is pretty exciting, pretty cool.”
With Paramount currently working on two Star Trek films – Tarantiono’s and the upcoming Star Trek 4 film being directed by S.J. Clarkson – the big question now is whether Tarantino’s film will be Star Trek 5 or something totally different.
Star Trek 4 (which currently has no confirmed release date) is being positioned as a time travel narrative, with Chris Hemsworth set to reprise his role as George Kirk, the father of Chris Pine’s Captain James T. Kirk, which opens up all sorts of storytelling doors for Tarantino’s film.
It also presents the opportunity to have the events of Star Trek: Into Darkness deleted from existence, but we won’t get that hopeful.
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