If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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The cast of Star Trek Beyond took flight at the film's premiere on the opening night of San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday.
Before the screening began, producer J.J. Abrams gathered the rest of the cast — including Idris Elba, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Sofia Boutella, and John Cho — to the stage to pay respects to their late costar, who died in a freak accident last month.
Abrams asked the audience to participate in a moment of silence to pay tribute to the 27-year-old, saying:
We're not sure if we can handle this much man candy in one Star Trek movie!
Star Trek Beyond is hitting theaters this weekend, and Paramount is celebrating by announcing a fourth film in the rebooted Sci-Fi series!
On Monday, the studio announced that Star Trek 4 will feature a familiar face — and that face is the chiseled jawline of Chris Hemsworth!
The Thor actor will reprise his role as Captain Kirk's (Chris Pine) father George Kirk, who is described as "a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born."
Four days ahead of Star Trek Beyond's Wednesday premiere at Comic-Con, the studio revealed that the two Kirks will cross paths in the fourth installment of the space saga.
Since George sacrificed his life in the beginning of the 2009's Star Trek, it sounds like time travel will be involved in the Kirk family reunion…
Either way, adding a Hemsworth to any movie is always a smart move!
Get excited for the return of George Kirk by catching Star Trek Beyond in theaters July 22!
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George Takei is setting the record straight.
Though "delighted" there was an openly gay character in the Star Trek universe, the actor and LGBT activist said it was "really unfortunate" that the rebooted films altered the background of the original character.
On Wednesday, he wrote:
On Thursday, John Cho revealed that his Star Trek character Sulu would be openly gay in the upcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond, a HUGE step as this will be the first gay character in the franchise's canon.
The change is meant as a nod to LGBT advocate George Takei, who played the pilot in the original series.
But Takei isn't exactly flattered over Sulu's sexuality swap, and even admitted he found the idea "really unfortunate."
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, the actor said the character development goes against creator Gene Roddenberry's original vision for Hikaru Sulu.
He's boldly going where many men have gone before — just never before on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.
In the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, Hikaru Sulu will become the first openly gay character in the fifty year franchise!
While doing press for the threequel in Australia, actor John Cho revealed the exciting news to reporters.
He didn't say how Sulu would come out, but did imply it would be very casual, saying:
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In the wake of Anton Yelchin's tragic passing, the scheduled Star Trek Beyond cast Q&A in Cannes has been cancelled.
The 27-year-old's costars Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, John Cho, and Simon Pegg were some of the names slated to attend the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity event on Wednesday. We can only imagine how heartbroken they must be following the news of his untimely death.
A source shared to E!:
"His fellow actors are just so devastated."
As we previously reported, the actor died in a freak accident when he was pinned between his Jeep and a brick mailbox at his Los Angeles home on Sunday.
Paramount, the studio behind the film, released a statement: