Entertainment NewsJJ Abrams Has No Plans to Recast Anton Yelchin's 'Star Trek' Character

JJ Abrams Has No Plans to Recast Anton Yelchin’s ‘Star Trek’ Character


Producers have no plans on recasting Anton Yelchin's character from Star Trek.

Anton Yelchin's portrayal of Star Trek  member Pavel Chekov has been highlighted after the 's tragic and untimely death in a freak car accident at the age of 27.

Yelchin's co-stars have been remembering and honoring the actor ever since his passing and the film is dedicated to him alongside Leonard Nimoy, the late Star Trek actor known for his role as Spock.

Now, a month after Anton's death, Star Trek Beyond  has revealed that the next movie in the will not include Chekov's character because Yelchin “deserves better” than being recast. JJ Abrams told The Toronto Star, “I would say there's no replacing him. There's no recasting. I can't possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better.”

While Abrams has not confirmed whether or not Chekov will be killed off or cut out of the movie, the decision makes sense based on the tragedy that recently occurred. It would not be shocking for the series to write Chekov out similar to how Paul Walker was written out of the  franchise after his death prior to filming the seventh movie was completed.

The next movie in the series was recently announced means that there is plenty of time for the studio and the team to make plans for handle this character's departure.

It's always sad to see an actor or anyone for that matter to lose their at an early age. But, his memory and talent will  on through his .

Via Variety


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