Trekkies were greeted with disappointing news during the start of the New Year last month. While CBS All Access has been busy developing its line of Star Wars shows, Paramount Studios has decided to give up working on Star Trek 4, shelving the project for an unspecified amount of time. However, despite the uncertainty of Star Trek 4 ever getting made, Star Trek’s Spock actor Zachary Quinto still holds on to the hope of Paramount coming around.
Quinto just recently spoke with /Film while attending this year’s TCA, and during the interview, the Star Trek star was asked about the status of the franchise. While Quinto admitted that there aren’t any plans right now for a new Star Trek movie, the actor says he would still be interested in returning if something came together at Paramount.
“I mean, it’s been a broad conversation that we’ve been having for a while in terms of what’s the future of the franchise. It’s in process so I don’t know exactly what to say other than there are no plans for a movie happening at this moment,” Quinto opened up during the interview.
Still, when asked whether he’d be willing to return to the franchise, the actor doesn’t hesitate in saying that he would definitely “love to” make a comeback.
“I feel like it’s been an anchor of my creative life for the last over 10 years now so if I can go back to it, I’ll always be happy to. I love my Star Trek family so we’ll see how it goes,” Quinto said.
It’s definitely such a shame that Paramount decided to put Star Trek 4 at the back burner. Star Trek Beyond might not have done that well financially, but it was well-received by fans and critics alike.