Since initial photos arrived from Star Trek 2, the J.J. Abrams set has been pretty quiet as the director closed off his set. That all changed today as we got our hands on a photo of Spock himself, Zachary Quinto, in action doing some sort of high wire act.
What we know about this photo is that it sounds like quite an action-packed, thrilling scene. Spock is being lowered into a volcano -- thus the Iron Man-looking fire suit. Notice the box he’s holding bears a unique logo: The Starfleet Emblem.
A source on the set that released the photo describes it as such:
“Zachary Quinto, as Spock, filming an action scene for the Untitled Star Trek 2 Sequel. After first rehearsing the scene with a Spock stunt double actor, Quinto was then rigged to a wire in front of a large green screen and lifted to a height of 10 stories high then dropped at a high rate of speed as if he was falling. In the scene Spock is wearing a 'Volcano Suit' and carrying an unknown piece of equipment with the Starfleet Emblem," the source said. "A volcano is somehow involved in this scene. The crew had a real fire burning off camera to catch the fire reflections on [Spock]'s 'Volcano Suit.'"
Star Trek 2 hits theaters May 17, 2013 and brings back the entire cast from the first film including Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Peter Weller and John Cho. Joining the franchise is new baddie Benedict Cumberbatch.