With Star Wars Episode VII set to begin filming in less than five months, casting rumors are swirling about who will end up with parts in J.J. Abrams revival and continuation of the Star Wars saga. While we had some serious casting rumors drop the other day, one has started circulating about one of Abrams’ Star Trek regulars possibly hopping universes with the director.
Zachary Quinto has made his name as Spock in Abrams two Star Trek films but recently he was asked if there way any possibility of him porting his talents to a galaxy far, far away.
I don’t think I could do it, I really don’t. And I don’t think I would do it. I don’t think [J.J. Abrams] would be interested in cross-pollinating in that way. We’re going to be shooting our third movie probably — also don’t quote me on this — sometime next year, so I imagine there would be some overlay and I wouldn’t be able to do both anyway.
It was frankly a long shot anyways for Quinto to make the leap from Star Trek to Star Wars especially given the major and iconic role he has fit right into within the Star Trek universe.
However, it wasn’t completely outside of the box since Abrams is the mind behind the revived Star Trek franchise and has made almost a sinful jump to the Star Wars universe to do the exact same thing he did the first time around for Trekkies. Quinto isn’t going to fit into Abrams plans, but with five months between now and shooting, casting announcements will start to roll in very shortly.