Zachary Quinto sets the record straight about stepping away from Star Trek and science fiction-related projects for a few years.
After Quinto’s interview with Wired yesterday, as reported here, fans were left wondering if he was stepping away from the Star Trek sequel as well, or if the sequel was going to be delayed, so Quinto decided to explain what he meant by stepping away from Trek.
“I have been inundated with questions and confusion about a comment I made during an interview with Wired,” he said in a blog entry, “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,” said Quinto. “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.”