In a recent interview with io9, Zachary Quinto chatted about his thoughts of the Star Trek sequel (No, he doesn’t have any secret, spoilery knowledge; he’s just as in the dark as we are) as well as how Spock will need to fulfill his duty and help populate the Vulcan race. Ooh, yeah. Bom chicka wah wah.
Would Mr. Spock feel it logical to begin a family with a human now that Vulcans are an endangered species? Will we not get the hook up scene with Zoe Saldana fans are craving!?
Where do you think your character is in the second film, where do you think his character journey is going?
I wonder about that. I would imagine (this is just speculative), his planet’s been destroyed, he feels a real imperative to rebuild his race. But he’s in love with a human. There’s probably some potential conflict in that dynamic, I would not be surprised, and I would be intrigued and excited by that if that were the case. Again, I have such implicit trust in all of those guys: Damon, Bob and Alex, and J.J. I feel like they’re going to take us where we need to go. And we’re going to follow them whole-heartedly.
Come on, Quinto. We want the dirty details! At least it’s safe to say Saldana will be in Star Trek 2, no fear, her and her mini skirt will still have plenty of screen time.
Do you think they’ll keep the romance story alive with you, and do you want them to?
I do think [so]. I don’t see how they could just drop it. It may be fraught, I don’t know!
Well in Aliens 3 they just killed Michael Biehn off. Crazier things have happened.
What, are they going to kill me or Zoey?
No we just mean, things can change between movies…
Things can change but nobody is getting rid of Zoe Saldana, that’s for sure. So I guess I had better be afraid.
Somehow, and I’m just speculating here, but I’m pretty sure they won’t be killing off Quinto, either. He’s important to that whole, plot thing. Besides, if they kill him off he can be resurrected with a genesis device and a saved katra, as long as Karl Urban is as obligining as DeForest Kelley. I’ve seen it done before.
Anywho, hit the jump for more remarks from Quinto about what’s he most excited for in Star Trek 2, besides shacking up, Pon Farr style.