Star Trek XI Gets Its Chekov

Yelchin to search for nuclear wessels.

by | August 8, 2007 | Comments

It won’t arrive on screens until Christmas of next year, but the casting dominoes for Star Trek XI are starting to fall — fans recently received official word of Zachary Quinto as their new Spock, and now ComingSoon is reporting on who will be taking over for Walter Koenig as navigator Pavel Chekov.

Representing Mother Russia for the new Trek crew? Anton Yelchin, who can be seen with Robert Downey Jr. in the upcoming Charlie Bartlett. Yelchin’s filmography is slim, but he doesn’t strike us as a bad choice; Koenig often maintained that Chekov’s presence on the bridge was an effort to inject a little teen idol flavor into the show, and this should do the trick. We should hear more casting news soon, according to the article:

Casting is under way in New York and London for Kirk, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, the film’s villain and the Federation captain. J.J. Abrams, who will direct the untitled film, is expected to sign bigger-name actors for the latter two parts.


Tag Cloud

Freeform Cosplay USA Network TLC NBC zombie Sneak Peek politics History MSNBC Syfy Awards harry potter Comic Book dceu 2015 unscripted Logo cops finale CBS All Access TIFF Apple Adult Swim E! Toys composers RT History Holidays travel golden globes MTV Nominations Disney Channel Year in Review GoT romance See It Skip It Christmas Musical political drama Trailer social media Photos Sundance Ellie Kemper YouTube Red E3 Emmys Kids & Family zombies Starz Polls and Games Ovation serial killer vampires The CW Winter TV Set visit cats Superheroe blaxploitation Grammys Video Games Netflix Country National Geographic FOX BBC America cooking what to watch LGBTQ Red Carpet Musicals historical drama Britbox justice league sports OWN El Rey Fall TV Extras supernatural ESPN Mary Tyler Moore Fox News Election Creative Arts Emmys cinemax Universal Bravo Reality Competition streaming TBS Sony Pictures discovery period drama Opinion Star Wars AMC hist Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Western Interview transformers binge war YouTube Premium Cartoon Network Ghostbusters 2016 Thanksgiving Valentine's Day VH1 Calendar Nat Geo Trivia USA TCA based on movie Podcast CBS DC Universe CW Seed Lionsgate TCM Crackle YA GLAAD adventure FX Comedy Central Certified Fresh Box Office TruTV ratings Walt Disney Pictures TCA 2017 Rocky Paramount cults Mindy Kaling Tomatazos TV Mystery Spring TV Summer Drama American Society of Cinematographers Watching Series Sci-Fi BBC Food Network ITV Showtime 20th Century Fox President Rock DC streaming service VICE Paramount Network Masterpiece DirecTV sitcom A&E spy thriller DC Comics festivals Marvel docudrama CNN crossover Super Bowl Sundance Now Winners Biopics boxoffice Lifetime technology 45 24 frames First Look Pirates singing competition Tumblr IFC aliens X-Men talk show police drama CMT crime thriller APB BET biography dramedy PaleyFest Nickelodeon Reality mutant Dark Horse Comics Action Comedy IFC Films 21st Century Fox medical drama comiccon TV Land Fantasy Marathons SundanceTV SXSW science fiction Disney Infographic Superheroes 007 Horror Teen crime drama Pixar 2017 HBO ABC The Arrangement Animation Shondaland Hulu Martial Arts psycho ABC Family Writers Guild of America Lucasfilm thriller PBS Esquire crime Star Trek WGN Character Guide FXX TNT Song of Ice and Fire Oscars Best and Worst Acorn TV SDCC dc Premiere Dates robots Music Spike Pop Columbia Pictures Schedule NYCC Rom-Com GIFs Warner Bros. diversity Amazon Countdown