Expect to see more of the relationship between Zachary Quinto’s Spock and Zoe Saldana’s Lieutenant Uhura in the follow-up to the JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot.
In an interview with IndieWire Saldana teased, “All I’m going to say is, if you put all the time and energy and wit into setting these two characters together in the first movie and didn’t follow through, it would be a shame.”
Saldana shared the fans frustration with the wait, but asserts that it’ll definitely be worth it.
“The film came out in 2009, we shot it in ‘07, and now it’s 2012. So yeah, around last year, I was like, ‘Come on, come on already,’ because I had such a wonderful time working with JJ and the cast and doing science fiction, which is my biggest passion and my preference as an audience and as a reader, too.
“But when you’re around JJ and you’re around Jim Cameron, you sense that there’s this absolute consciousness that if they don’t focus on the quality of what they do, then their formula’s not going to work. That’s the one thing they have in common; they’re amazing storytellers, so JJ probably would have fought for the time that he needed for the sequel.”
The as-yet untitled Star Trek sequel is due for release 17 May 2013.