Earlier, we reported Star Trek film star Anton Yelchin recently died in a freak car accident. Now, Hollywood Life reports the upcoming movie Star Trek: Beyond will be dedicated to the late actor and feature a special tribute.
Yelchin played Pavel Chekov in the J.J. Abrams reboot movies Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness.
According to Hollywood Life, producers are currently adding a tribute to the credits of Star Trek: Beyond, which comes out in theaters on July 22nd.
Additionally, Walter Koenig, who played Chekov on the original Star Trek TV series, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the actor’s passing:
We spoke on a sound stage for about two hours. His reputation as an artist preceded him, however. I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer. What I learned that day was how bright and sensitive he was. I walked away thinking — this is a good person. My heart goes out to his mother and father. I know what you’re going through.”
What do you think? Were you a fan of Yelchin in the Star Trek movies? Do you plan on seeing Star Trek: Beyond?