Star Trek Beyond will arrive in theaters next month, and Karl Urban teased the new film in a recent interview. The actor was almost not in the film, according to him.
He said the following to IGN:
“Because I had a conflicting schedule, and I had a decision to make about which film to do, and I was no longer under contract to do a third picture. So I had a decision to make, and it was talking with Justin that enabled me to commit to it.”
Karl Urban did pay a little homage to the original actor that brought Bones to life on Star Trek, and he is hoping that if a fourth film is made he can bring more of DeForest Kelley’s role to life. He said the following:
“I love when he reappears, and he’s got this huge beard and this big medallion around his chest — and his chest hair! I love that! I actually put a nod to that in Star Trek Beyond. You’ll see at the end of the film, I’m wearing an open shirt, and I’ve got a medallion on. Like, not a big one, but it’s there, and it’s a direct nod to DeForest [Kelley].”
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