In a time seemingly filled with endless death and despair you’d think that the news of another soul lost to oblivion would be overlooked because of all that we have going on in the world today, and yet a month has passed and I and many others still mourn the loss of an actor gone too soon, Anton Yelchin. Killed in a freak accident with his car, the actor was surely set to be one of the great actors of our time. And no this isn’t the rose colored glasses telling you this, this is me saying I saw something in him. Just a shame I couldn’t see more.
Yelchin was likely best known for his character Chekov in J.J, Abrams’ new Star Trek universe. This friday the third installment to this franchise comes to theaters, and with it Anton Yelchin’s final time in the role of Chekov. This movie is basically the definition of bittersweet. And as it has been stated Star Trek 4 is going to happen, so what happens to Chekov? Chekov was always a favorite of mine, but it is Yelchin that make the character. I personally would prefer Anton not be replaced, and it seems J.j. agrees.
In an interview with Postmedia Network, Abrams’ stated “I would say there’s no replacing him. There’s no recasting. I can’t possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better,” Abrams said. Well put. I can’t imagine anyone taking up the mantel of Chekov in this universe. As for what would become of his character Abrams said “I have thought about it, we’re working on it, and it’s too early to talk about it,”
So at least they are honoring the talented young actor. He deserves that. Put out your thoughts in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Star Trek 4.
Star Trek Beyond comes to theaters Friday July 22nd.