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Anton Yelchin has been out promoting his new indie film Like Crazy, but of course he has also been getting some questions about Star Trek. Star Trek’s new Chekov explains how he is preparing to return to the role and even opines on the possibility of Benicio Del Toro as the villain. Details below.
Anton Talks Prep For Star Trek Sequel & Opines On Benicio Del Toro
Speaking to IFC, Yelchin said that he still doesn’t know anything about the Star Trek sequel which starts production in a couple of months:
I’ve been told that at a certain point I will actually read a draft. That’s what happened last time: I went into J.J.’s office and I read a script, but I had to leave it there. So I’ll probably read a draft and then in a couple weeks they’ll send me, like, some top secret draft that I bring to set but it stays in the trailer and doesn’t leave [laughs].
But the lack of holding a script isn’t stopping the young actor from getting ready. He says he has other material to hold him over, noting:
I’m going to go back and watch the old show and movies again. I’ll dig out my old script and go through my notes on the character from that. And also, weirdly enough, I’ll rewatch ‘Star Trek’ and watch my own performance to make sure basically I’m moving the same way. I’m sure there’s things I’ve forgotten. I still have my ‘Star Trek Encyclopedia’ on my desk. I’m gonna whip that out and start reading up on things.
Regarding reports of Benicio Del Toro being in talks for the villain for the film, Yelchin is also out of the loop, but did say he is enthusiastic about the idea:
"I think I’ll probably know when I get to work and he’s either there or not," he joked, before adding that Del Toro would be an "amazing" choice for the part. "Just the thought of him being in the film is very exciting," he said.
Anton Yelchin in "Star Trek"
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