Zachary Quinto, At Oscars, Responds To ‘Star Trek’ Leaked Photos

On 2012 Academy Awards red carpet, actor confirms sequel is being shot in both 3-D and IMAX: 'It's been really challenging.'

Trekkies everywhere rejoiced as Zachary Quinto and J.C. Chandor were among the first of the big-name celebrities to arrive on the red carpet for the 2012 Oscars. Quinto spoke to MTV News about the behind-the-scenes pictures that surfaced a few days ago from the still-untitled “Star Trek” sequel, saying the shot of himself and Benedict Cumberbatch “fighting” isn’t an actual scene in the film.

“The cameras weren’t even rolling so … imagine what it’ll look like when we’re actually doing it,” Quinto quipped in response to the leaked photos . “That happens, I guess. We’re on incredibly big set pieces in the middle of somewhere and people sort of got wind of it.”

Chandor was quick to reply that, for a moment, he thought his daughter, who had been visiting the set that day, would be blamed for taking the picture — however, she signed a non-disclosure agreement and is only 6 years old.

Quinto confirmed that the highly anticipated sequel will be shot in both 3-D and IMAX. “It’s definitely bigger, and it requires a different kind of energy. It’s been really challenging, but in the best way,” he shared.

On Saturday, both Quinto and Chandor won big at the Independent Spirit Awards for their newest film, “Margin Call.” Taking home both the award for Best First Feature and the Robert Altman Award, Quinto called their victory, “Every bit as exciting as the Oscars, but in a different way.” “Margin Call” is about a group of investment bankers over a 24-hour period during the onset moments of the current financial crisis.

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