Zachary Quinto is not sold on Star Trek 4 filming at all.
Star Trek 4 may already be in trouble. The film franchise reportedly had a fourth movie all ready to go and even announced the cast for the project ahead of time. Reports came out, however, that the cast didn’t have any prior knowledge of the announcement or their inclusion in the project. It was then reported that Chris Pine was aware of the details of the project but had still not seen a script for it. Now Zachary Quinto is making it known that he isn’t even attached to the project yet.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Quinto expressed doubts that the project would begin filming this year. He also said that he’s not even attached to the project and is in a “wait and see” pattern with regard to the project.
He has said he’s interested in returning to the role, but clearly, it’s not as assumed the film is happening as many think it is.
"I don’t know that we will do it this year. I don’t know when it will happen. And I always maintain that I would love to do it… But until I get something concrete — ‘We’re shooting this day, here’s your script, get ready’ — I’m in a wait and see pattern. I’m not really attached to it in any way until I have much more definitive certainty that it’s actually happening."
Zachary Quinto’s comments echo louder after Karl Urban’s
Speaking to Variety earlier this year, Karl Urban also dismissed the idea he was already attached to the film, saying that he was filming until the end of the year.
"I’m shooting The Boys through the end of the year. So, I literally don’t know. I would love to work with those guys again. They are so much fun. The best hang. We’ll see."
The film is likely going to get made, someway somehow, but who it brings back is very much up in the air. Pine, Quinto, and Urban have all made it clear they’re interested, but not attached to anything at the moment.
The film was rumored to begin production sometime later in 2022 but that seems unlikely at this point, considering a script still hasn’t been finished yet, let alone given to the cast to read over.
The film’s future is in flux and while I think the film will get made, it’s important to keep in mind the number of people who are saying the same thing over and over again. It may be a sign that the film isn’t as concrete as the folks at Paramount led people to believe.