Quinto Talks “Star Trek 3,” “Heroes” Return

One of the most memorable characters on NBC’s cancelled “Heroes” was Zachary Quinto’s villain Sylar. It’s a role that pushed Quinto into the public spotlight and probably is still his second most known character aside from his turn as Spock in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot.

Whilst Quinto is a lock for the third “Star Trek” film, his involvement in NBC’s “Heroes: Reborn” event series re-launch isn’t so assured. IGN recently asked him about whether he will return for the show. He says:

“I’ve been in touch with Tim [Kring, creator] and he told me they were doing this and we left the door open for me to be involved, the trouble is really my availability. I don’t know that it would really even be possible.

And it’s a challenge for me because that experience and role and opportunity really changed my life completely and sent me on a path that I might not have otherwise have been on, but at the same time I’m very interested in forward momentum, I’m very interested in expanding and defying people’s expectations of me. I don’t know that going back to such a definitely iconic character would necessarily do that.

So it’s a larger question that I haven’t had to answer because no one’s actually given me an offer. We’ll see. I’m glad they’re doing it and I know that whether or not I’m involved that the fans will enjoy it.”

The site also asked him about the third “Star Trek” film and what the plans are for the story this time around. He says:

“I think the five-year mission will be a part of this next film in some way. We’re coming up on the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic sci-fi series in entertainment history, so it’s inherently an ongoing story. But I do think that we’ll feel some sense of evolution in these characters that’s been building through the first few films.” For those not up to date on their Star Trek lore, the five-year mission Quinto is referencing harkens back to this classic line from William Shatner.”