Anton Yelchin's Parents Release a Heartbreaking Statement One Month After His Death

by Wade Massey July 22, 2016, 5:20
Anton Yelchin's Parents Release a Heartbreaking Statement One Month After His Death

Producer J.J. Abrams has decided that Anton Yelchin's Pavel Chekov character will not be re-cast for future Star Trek movies. "There isn't something that I'd love to see-I guess the one thing I would say is there's a Knights of Ren story that I think would be pretty cool to tell".

After spending the last four weeks coming to terms with his shocking death, Anton Yelchin's parents have expressed their gratitude to friends, family and fans for their support during their time of grieving. "I have thought about it", said Abrams.

Anton Yelchin tragically passed away in June from a freak accident where his Jeep rolled down his driveway and pinned the actor to the front gate of his home.

Viktor and Irina Yelchin took out a full page ad in The Hollywood Reporter to offer their thanks.

A fourth Star Trek film was given the green light on Monday, although Abrams said he has yet to figure out how to explain the absence of the Russian-accented Chekov. We are deeply grateful for your unconditional love.

But for many Trekkers, that is no surprise. Many film critics have noted that the actor's presence in Star Trek Beyond is at the very least distracting, if not a sobering element for a summer blockbuster. In the wake that followed, Paramount Pictures made a decision to keep the star's character Ensign Pavel Chekov out of any new marketing materials, including the TV spots and banners.

Fellow "Star Trek" star Zachary Quinto recently described Anton's passing as a "devastating loss". Now producer JJ Abrams has confirmed that this will not be the case.

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