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Zachary Quinto Not 'Stepping Away' From 'Star Trek'

January 30, 2010 (3:17 am) GMT
Zachary Quinto has ruled out report suggesting that he quits the sci-fi film franchise after releasing a statement which mentioned, 'I'm stepping away from 'Star Trek' for at least two years.'
Zachary Quinto

has been forced to dismiss rumors he's quit "", after comments he made in a recent interview about "stepping away" from the movie franchise sent fans into a spin. The "" star plays Spock in J.J. Abrams' 2009 revival of the sci-fi saga, and is expected to return for a series of sequels.

But "Star Trek" devotees went into a panic this week after the actor's interview with Wired.com, in which he hints at a hiatus from the franchise, hit the internet. He said, "I'm stepping away from 'Star Trek' for at least two years - no movies, no conventions, no anything for a while."

But Quinto is adamant his comments were misconstrued. In a post on his official blog, he writes, "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 (sic)."

"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."

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