J.J. Abrams: High Hopes for STAR TREK 4, Says “There’s No Replacing” Anton Yelchin’s Chekov in Potential Sequel | TrekCore Blog
After today’s Los Angeles STAR TREK BEYOND press conference, executive producer J.J. Abrams stated that while he and his team are “incredibly excited” about creating another chapter in the Kelvin Timeline, Anton Yelchin’s character of Chekov won’t be recast.’
J.J.: I would say there’s no replacing him. There’s no recasting. I can’t possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better.