Zachary Quinto Debunks Rumors That He’s Taking a Break from ‘Star Trek’

The actor clears up some confusion about recent comments he made in an interview.

Zachary Quinto debunks recent rumors of his break from Star Trek
Zachary Quinto debunks recent rumors of his break from Star Trek
Questions have been posed today about Zachary Quinto's involvement in Star Trek 2, after some comments he made in a recent interview with Wired and now Quinto himself has clarified those comments. The Wired interview said that Quinto was, "stepping away from Star Trek for at least two years - no movies, no conventions, no anything for a while."

That statement, which ran on several movie websites, brought into question whether or not Quinto would be reprising his role as Spock in Star Trek 2. Due to confusion, Quinto cleared up the matter on his blog today.

i have been inundated with questions and confusion about a comment i made during an interview with wired - about the new atari Star Trek online game - in which i said i am stepping away from Trek for the next two years. obviously i will be a part of any upcoming films... reprising my role as spock. what i meant was that in the meantime i won't be making any public appearances related to the franchise - or doing any more auxiliary projects pertaining to the trek universe. i will be focusing my efforts on other projects and preparing to shoot the next film - which will be released in june of 2012... two years from now. hence the no Trek for two years remark. worry not trekkers. it was a misunderstanding of context. i am not spock. but i am spock. all at the same time.

ll & p.


Star Trek 2 is set for a June 29, 2012 release date. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any and all Star Trek 2 as soon as more information arises.

Star Trek Into Darkness was released May 17th, 2013 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: Zachary Quinto, Wired
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Comments (16)

  1. Chad Vital

    Oh. Dude. Lol.

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  2. Chad Vital

    Haha gotta love Quinto. He's not Spock to me, he's motherf*ckin' Sylar. Always will be. He's cooler as Sylar anyway.

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  3. Clockworkcookie

    "Misunderstanding of context"... as it always is. XP I'm glad he cleared things up. The new ST wouldn't be the same without him or Chris Pine.

    5 years agoby @clockworkcookieFlag

  4. Robertswww

    OK, so he cleared up the 2-year confusion. But now, new confusion, "i am not spock. but i am spock."... so is he or isn't he... LOL! A very in-character comment from Zachary as his excellent portrayal of Spock in the Star Trek movie showed similar conflict between his human side and vulcan side.

    5 years agoby @robertswwwFlag

  5. ZanyZap

    Everyone wants to be Woody Harrelson... ;P

    5 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  6. the Narrator

    Lol. I am DEFINITELY an A, as well as a surfer. So I have matched you and up'ed you on. :)

    I think there should be a:
    d) You don't wanna be a surfer stoner but you loved surfer dude and want to be Woody Harrelson. Lol.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  7. ZanyZap

    Dude! 56% of the comments had the word 'dude' in them.
    This is irrefutable evidence that a majority of users are either a) subconscious, wannabe surfer-dudes with bombastic style, b) rising reggae stars with the tendency to Pidgeon-it-up; e.g "ya, mon" and "howsit crackin' brah", or c) flawed losers, who think using the word 'dude' promotes their failed status of cool.

    I'm definitely 'a'. Although, maybe I should try to get on a surfboard first... ;P

    5 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  8. the Narrator

    Haha. Dude...
    everyone said dude almost.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  9. spynet315

    Of course that's what he meant. He'd have to be crazy to pass up on the Star Trek franchise. What else does he have to fall back on? Heroes? Lawl, dude. Lawl.

    5 years agoby @spynet315Flag

  10. Johnnyblaze09

    Nice last four sentences on the blog. Approve.

    5 years agoby @johnnyblaze09Flag

  11. ZanyZap

    Sounds like a cool dude.

    5 years agoby @zanyzapFlag


    dudes awesome.

    5 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  13. ed_wood


    5 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    best spock and tv character
    this dude rules

    5 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Brian

    Quinto rules. Thanks Quinto.

    5 years agoby @brianFlag

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