Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto tweeted briefly about Star Trek XI, but his mind was more on the recent earthquake in Haiti and its victims.
A short tweet from Quinto confirmed the release date of Star Trek XI, saying, “The flag has been planted. June 29th, 2012. Sequel. Trek it out.”
Quinto was more concerned though, about the recent tragedy in Haiti, struck by a massive 7.0 earthquake yesterday, which hit fifteen miles WSW of Port-Au-Prince, the capital of the country. The disaster was brought to home for him because of his Heroes co-star Jimmy Jean-Louis, who hails from the island nation. “As I’m sure a lot of you Heroes fans know, my cast mate and friend Jimmy Jean-Louis is from Haiti, and has been deeply affected by the recent tragedy that has befallen his homeland,” said Quinto. “Jimmy is an incredible spirit who tirelessly commits his energy and resources to humanitarian work in Haiti. He has changed many lives there through his deep compassion and generosity.”
“Now he needs our help,” said Quinto. “My heart is very open to him and his entire family during this unfathomably difficult time. Please send thoughts and wishes of safety and recovery to him. To his family. And to the entire country. Also, please visit his website Hollywood Unites for Haiti.”
“And donate in any way you can,” said Quinto. “It is a desperate situation in an already desperate country. Please take this time to realize how fortunate we all are, and extend in gratitude from your heart in a time of great need. Thank you everyone.”