When the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gets a scoop that is completely unrelated to the latest Steelers signing or Pirates trade I become slightly hesitant. According to their website, Zachary Quinto will be Spock in JJ Abram’s reboot of Star Trek. Zachary who you ask? He’s best known for portraying the super powered baddie on the completely underwhelming Heroes. TrekMovie is also linking to the report and one from E! Online which indicated the deal is as good as done. There’s even a photochop of Quinto as spock (very nicely done).
From the Post Gazette:
Quinto’s casting also makes sense in a “six degrees of separation” way. Quinto stars in “Heroes” with Greg Grunberg, who starred on “Alias,” which was created by J.J. Abrams, who is producing and directing the new “Star Trek” film.
I can’t say I’m thrilled with this casting. I found Quinto’s portrayal of Sylar as bland and unimaginative (which contributed to the awful season finale). I’m surprised this got out just days shy of Comic Con which was supposed to be the big reveal. Between this news and Matt Damon saying that he is too old to play Kirk, this fanboy is losing his Enterprise-sized chubby for this project.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens this week at Comic Con. Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan