JJ Abrams, director of the first two installments of Star Trek series, and producer of the latest release, Star Trek Beyond, is all set to pay a lovely tribute to his late actor Anton Yelchin by dropping off his character entirely from the movie.
Abrams has already made up his mind to retire the character - Pavel Chekov, played by Anton Yelchin in the movie Star Trek, and declared that the character will never be recasted or replaced by any other.
"I would say there's no replacing him", "There's no re-casting. I can't possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better," says the film-maker.
Abrams also says that he has been working on the prospect on how to retire the character and earlier, he had possibly thought of killing the character, but nothing has been finalized yet.
Yelchin, the Saint Petersburg born actor, died an unfortunate death at the age of 27. When parking his car, it slipped off the driveway and rolled down toward him only to paste him against the gate. He was a prankster in his unit and loved by all his crew members and cast very fondly.
The whole unit is mourning his unfortunate death and the film-maker himself seems to be highly grieved by the development, says the actor deserved much better than what he got in life.