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Wednesday 6 May 2015

Yelchin excited about Star Trek 2

Anton Yelchin is looking forward to being reunited with his Star Trek pals
Anton Yelchin is looking forward to being reunited with his Star Trek pals

Anton Yelchin has revealed his excitement about returning for the Star Trek sequel, although he has some trepidation.

The Russian-born actor is set to reprise his role as Starfleet officer Pavel Chekhov in JJ Abrams' forthcoming follow-up, alongside Chris Pine as James T Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Simon Pegg as Scotty.

"I haven't read the script, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what it is. It will be a lot of fun to play the character again, do all the research again and do all the homework," he told Collider.

"In a way, it will be difficult too, to make sure it's the same person. That was almost four years ago, so it will definitely be challenging to try to capture the same thing," he added.

Anton, who next stars in The Beaver with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, can't wait to be reunited with the Star Trek cast.

"It's a great group of people. It's one thing when you're going back to a movie and you're like, 'Oh, god, I've got to work with these people again'. But, it's such a great group. I enjoyed working with them all so much that I look forward to seeing them all again and working with them," he said.

But the 22-year-old doesn't know when they will start work on the sequel.

"I have no idea. It should be at some point. At some point, we will make it," he admitted.

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