Star Trek 3 to begin filming next year

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 July 2013
Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto has hinted 'Star Trek 3' will start filming early next year and will need to be wrapped as quickly as possible

'Star Trek 3' is likely to start filming next year.

Zachary Quinto - who plays Spock in the sci-fi franchise - has revealed producers are planning to start work on the third instalment as soon as possible.

Speaking at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh, he told BuzzHub: "'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."

While Quinto wouldn't confirm the return of filmmaker J.J. Abrams, he said it was a possibility.

The rushed nature of filming makes it seem unlikely the director will return since he is obligated to begin work on 'Star Wars Episode VII' in 2014 for a 2015 release date.

The films' core cast - including Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg - have all confirmed they are on board for a third and possibly final instalment.

However, when Quinto was asked whether he wanted to appear in Disney's rebooted 'Star Wars' franchise, he declined to answer with no explanation.

The 36-year-old star previously joked he wanted to play a cuddly spear-wielding Ewok in the new films because he was a fan of the teddy bear-like warriors in George Lucas' original franchise.

Star Trek Beyond

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Written by: Simon Pegg
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho
  • UK release: 22 July 2016

Third film in the rebooted sci-fi series.

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