“I mean, it’s been a broad conversation that we’ve been having for a while in terms of what’s the future of the franchise,” Quinto said. “It’s in process so I don’t know exactly what to say other than there’s no plans for a movie happening at this moment.”
Even so, Quinto says he’s holding out hope that a fourth Star Trek movie will happen eventually.
“I would love to,” he says. “I feel like it’s been an anchor of my creative life for the last over 10 years now so if I can go back to it, I’ll always be happy to. I love my Star Trek family so we’ll see how it goes.”
While plans for Star Trek 4 have faltered, Paramount Pictures isn’t giving up on Star Trek just yet. The studio is still developing the Star Trek film pitch from Quentin Tarantino. Whether that film will use the same Kelvin Timeline cast as the previous three films isn’t clear, though Quinto has said he expected they would return for Tarantino’s film.
Quinto’s co-star, Karl Urban, said at a convention that he still has his fingers crossed that he’ll get to work with Tarantino on Star Trek (fingers crossed).