‘Star Trek 2′ Set Photos Turn Spock Into Iron Man

Smart money says Zachary Quinto will live long and prosper as Spock for many a “Star Trek” movie to come. But failing his role as the world’s most famous Vulcan (well, second to Leonard Nimoy), I think he’d do a pretty solid job as Robert Downey Jr.’s successor to the “Iron Man” franchise.”

Photo by Eric Ford/On Location News

In the set photo seen above, Quinto is armored head-to-toe in a big, red metal suit that wouldn’t be out of place in Tony Stark’s wardrobe. But Quinto isn’t auditioning for a role in the hugely popular Marvel franchise. Instead, it’s him in character for “Star Trek 2,” snapped on the set in what’s described as a stunt scene involving a volcano.

Along with On Location News’ photo of Quinto in costume is the following description:

Zachary Quinto as Spok filming an action scene for the Untitled Star Trek 2 Sequel. After first rehearsing the scene with a Spok Stunt Double Actor Zachary 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 Spok is wearing a “Volcano Suit” and carrying an unknown piece of equipment with the Starfleet Emblem. A Volcano is somehow involved in this scene. The crew had a real fire burning off camera to catch the fire reflections on Spok’s “Volcano Suit”.

Spock (not Spok) has been at the forefront of many of the set photos we’ve seen already, most memorably his one-on-one battle with Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain. By all accounts, our favorite Vulcan is going to be front and center for much of the movie’s action, it seems. Let’s just hope that “Volcano Suit” is hardcore enough to survive whatever he’s about to collide with.

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