Chekov Won’t Be Recast For Star Trek 4
Chekov won’t be recast for Star Trek 4 after the passing of Anton Yelchin.A fantastic behind the scenes look at the making of Star Trek Beyond with some great Anton Yelchin moments.
We know that it’s almost certain that a fourth Kelvin timeline Star Trek movie will be made. The reviews from Star Trek Beyond have been overwhelmingly positive so far and Star Trek is more popular than ever with the hype surrounding the franchises 50th anniversary in September and a new CBS Star Trek series coming in January 2017.
We also know that Simon Pegg would be happy to be on board as the writer of Star Trek 4 and there is a possibility that Chris Hemsworth will return as George Kirk. Star Trek Beyond hasn’t even come out in America yet and we already know quite a lot about Star Trek 4.
Now we also know that Chekov will not appear in Star Trek 4. Since Anton Yelchin’s passing there has been debate about whether or not Chekov would be recast, and the answer is that he will not be.
JJ Abrams told the Toronto Sun that there was no replacing Anton Yelchin.
“I would say there’s no replacing him, there’s no recasting. I can’t possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better.”This is obviously the right call. Yelchin made Chekov a beloved character in the hearts of moviegoers again, it’s best to move on in a respectful way.