Star Trek will return to the big screen next month, and Star Trek Beyond will acknowledge the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He appeared in both of the new films as his character of Spock, and his death did have an impact on the cast of the film.
At a recent appearance, Justin Lin spoke about joining the popular science-fiction franchise and the way the film will handle the death of the older Spock. He said the following, according to Trek Core:
“It’s something you’ll see in the film. It obviously affected everybody, because he’s been a big part of our lives. There’s an attempt to acknowledge that in some way.”
He also admitted that Spock was one of his favorite characters and that helped pushed him to sign on for the project. He said:
“Bones is my favorite character, because I’ve always viewed him as the curmudgeonly uncle I never had. So it was fun to talk with Karl [Urban] about where McCoy is going and where he is right now. I almost feel like I’m making the biggest-budgeted fan film! We got to have Bones and Spock have the conversation I’ve always wanted them to have. I didn’t realize how much the franchise was a part of me until we played with putting characters in these different situations.”
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