Sequel Bits: Lots Of 'Star Trek 2' Plus 'Despicable Me 2,' 'Avatar 2,' And 'Riddick'

Lots of Star Trek 2 and even a few other films are all part of the latest Sequel Bits. After the jump, read about the following:

  • What did J.J. Abrams think of the Star Trek 2 photo leaks and what did Zachary Quinto have to say about the scene?
  • Michael Giacchino confirms he'll be back to score Star Trek 2.
  • Even more set photos from the set of the sci-fi sequel.
  • Zoe Saldana comments on the status of Avatar 2.
  • Director Chris Renaud discusses what we can expect in Despicable Me 2.
  • Two new photos of Vin Diesel on the set of Riddick.
  • Let's start with Star Trek 2. You probably remember these photos from last week, depicting Spock (Zachary Quinto) fighting a character played by Benedict Cumberbatch, the new villain of the film. We posted a few at the time but now, thanks to Pop Sugar, we have more.

    Zoe Saldana, who is also in the above scene, spoke to MTV about the leaked images and said the following:

    J.J. was very upset. I have to say that. It's not going to stop people from intruding, but they are, and it's such a bummer because it only hurts them by stealing away the surprise.

    And here's the video of that conversation:

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    Her co-star and love interest in the film, Quinto, spoke to IFC about the same topic:

    The picture leaking did not go over so well. They're go to great lengths to preserve security.

    He wouldn't give any info on what was happening in the scene, only that they'd been shooting it for five days and is "awesome." Trek Movie has a pretty good summation of what we can take from the images too.

    And before we leave Trek 2, Michael Giacchino went on Twitter and confirmed that he'll be scoring the sequel:

    — Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) February 27, 2012

    Star Trek 2 isn't the only big sequel in Zoe Saldana's future. She also has Avatar 2 on the horizon at some point but, unfortunately, doesn't really know when that's going to happen. She said the following to

    I don't know [when the sequel will start filming] but I'm waiting. My bags are still packed.

    One sequel that is currently in production is the third Riddick movie, Riddick, and Vin Diesel took to his Facebook page to post some new images from the David Twohy film.

    Finally, Collider spoke to Lorax director Chris Renaud, who is also working on Despicable Me 2 and got some little tidbits out of him. Nothing too pressing, but interesting if you're anticipating that film. Here's the video: