Who’ll get to direct the next Star Trek movie is still an open question, but during a public interview at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, Zachary Quinto says that the threequel will begin filming next year, and that J.J. Abrams is planning to return.
The actor, who plays Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness, says:
Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year. It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet.
If the same is true, this time around the film will be made in a less time than it took to finish Into Darkness.
Since Abrams was set to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, Quinto was also asked if he would want to reunite with director and appear in the first chapter of Disney’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars sequel trilogy, and he said he would not, without giving a particular reason.
One way or another, Star Trek 3 is surely assured now, even if Abrams may not have the time to direct it himself. The movie has earned $444 million worldwide against the $385m of the 2009 reboot.
The twelfth installment in the film franchise makes its highly-anticipated debut on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand on September 10th, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.