Zachary Quinto says ‘Star Trek 2’ will be ‘bigger and bolder’

But Mr Spock says the fate of the sequel is now in the hands of director JJ Abrams

Zachary Quinto has promised that Star Trek 2 will be “bigger” and “bolder” than its predecessor.

Quinto played Mr Spock opposite Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk in 2009’s Star Trek, a successful reboot of the franchise by director JJ Abrams. Abrams finished filming the sequel in May (2012), but the follow-up still has no confirmed title. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is known to be playing a villain.

When asked how the sequel compares to the 2009 reboot, Quinto told The Wrap: “It was bigger. It was bolder, I think, than the first one, and that was pretty big and bold from my stand point. I’m really excited to see what they do with it.”

However, Quinto admitted that he is unsure how the finished film will turn out because the actors “really do just sort of stand where they tell us to stand”. He maintained that the fate of the sequel is now in the hands of Abrams, saying: “I feel like, you know, my work is done on the movie right now and until we have to go and promote it, then my work remains done and I let JJ and his incredible team of people get in there and do the work that they need to do now.”

However, Quinto insisted that he feels confident, adding: “I have faith in the people that I was collaborating with to make it as good as it can be.” The sequel is scheduled for release next May (2013).

Earlier this week, Pine also discussed Star Trek 2, insisting that the sequel builds on the 2009 movie. He promised: ‘”The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It’s relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you’d never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It’s a really big story – I can’t hype it enough!”