Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has confirmed a story-point for the story of the upcoming JJ Abrams prequel/reboot. The actor revealed to CBS 2 in Los Angeles that the film actually features not one, not two, but THREE Spocks.
“I am Spock, and there is another Spock and there is another Spock. There are a total of three Spocks in the movie and that is all I will say about it”
While at face value, this might seem like a major spoiler, it likely just confirms our previous speculation that a young Spock will also be featured in the film. And I don’t mean Zachary Quinto, who is playing the character as a young adult.
When the announced the casting of Winona Ryder as Spock’s mother Amanda Grayson, I commented on how she was too young to play the part. Ryder is only a few years older than 30-year-old Quinto. I speculated that Ryder must actually be featured as part of Spock’s origin story (ie birth), as part of a flashback to his childhood, or part of a time travel storyline. While time travel elements are rumored to have a part in the new film, I don’t think this is part of it. One thing is for sure, a younger child or baby-aged Spock will be featured in the new film.