According to Star Trek Into Darkness actor Zachary Quinto, 2014 is going to be a very busy year for J.J. Abrams. The director will reportedly begin work on Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII early on next year (the film is scheduled to be released in 2015). And as if that weren’t already a monumental undertaking, Quinto has hinted that the third Star Trek movie will shoot the same year—and that Abrams is looking to hold onto that directing gig, too.
The actor, who plays the young Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot, spoke at a press conference in Galway, Ireland where he was attending a film festival. Naturally, considering his ties with Abrams, the topic of Stars (both Wars and Trek) came up.
“Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year,” revealed Quinto. “It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan,” he said, noting though that while “nothing is confirmed yet,” producers are hoping to put out a new Trek movie in a lot less time than it took to get Into Darkness into theatres.
In addition to that surprising revelation, Quinto also claimed that Abrams is looking to remain at the helm of the franchise, juggling both his first Star Wars film and his directing duties on the third Star Trek movie.
Quinto, it seems, isn’t keen on taking on the same kind of work load. When he was asked whether or not he’d be interested in a part in Abrams’ Episode VII, his answer was a definitive “No.”