What’s poppin’, y’all? I’m sorry I haven’t been around in the past few days; I had some other projects in the works. Well, as most of you may have already heard, Paramount issued a press release stating that Mr. Chris Hemsworth will be in the next installment of Star Trek (Just to clarify, I’m talking about the upcoming Star Trek 4, not the new Star Trek: Beyond installment that’s coming to theatres)! I don’t know about y’all, but I’m excited. First of all, I LOVE Chris Hemsworth. Second of all, it’ll be so exciting to see what he’ll be doing in the movie! No news has been issued on why he’s returning or what his role is in the plot (after all, we all know that Captain Kirk’s dad sacrificed himself for his crew the day the former was born). I can only speculate that Kirk and the crew go back in time, and the captain gets to be reunited with the father he never knew. Either way, this is gonna be cool.
Another bit of news that was released about the new Star Trek film, is that Anton Yelchin’s character, Chekov, will not be recast. I’m very happy to hear that. Anton played that role to perfection, and if his character was replaced, something in the movie would feel off. To be honest, I’ve never really cared for recastings, anyway. It took me a minute to get used to Don Cheadle as Rhodey in the MCU (although now, it’s weird to see Terrence Howard in the role). Plus, it’s a good way to honor the young man’s memory. May he rest in peace.
—Written by Nadiya
Yes, this post was super short and sweet. Aside from gossip, there’s not a whole lot to report at the moment! Tell me what you thought about Chris Hemsworth being cast as George Kirk for the next Star Trek film. Do you think it’s a good idea, or is it pointless to bring his character back? Also, do you think it was respectful to Anton Yelchin’s memory to not recast Chekov’s character, or do you think it’s not a true Star Trek film without him? Give me your thoughts!