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Published On: Fri, Dec 13th, 2013

Anton Yelchin discusses ‘Star Trek 3’ and a new director

While there is no director, Star Trek 3 appears to be moving forward. While promoting his latest film, Burying the Ex, actor Anton Yelchin was asked about the film.

star-trek-into-darkness-Anton YelchinDirector JJ Abrams has moved on to direct the Star Wars franchise and Joe Cornish was rumored to be the top candidate, but has dropped out.

“Oh did they announce that?” Yelchin said in response to the news about Cornish in a Dec. 12 article with Collider.

Yelchin says he doesn’t worry about the director, having faith in the studio’s handling of the franchise.

“…whoever they choose I’ll be excited to work with.  I trust the people involved and trust that they want what’s best for the film.  I’m sure they’ll find someone talented.  If it’s not Joe Cornish, who’s very talented, it’ll be someone else.  I think everyone’s very smart.  Everyone at Bad Robot, J.J. and Bryan Burk are all very, very smart people.  So they’ll do what needs to be done for the film and I’ll be excited to find out what that is.”

He adds that he doesn’t know much about the pre-production or when filming will begin.

Abrams praised Cornish as the man for the job: ““I adore him and love him and can’t wait to see what he does next. Hopefully it will be Star Trek. Whatever it is, he’s brilliant. Attack the Block was one of my favorite movies of the year when it came out.”

Check out the full interview HERE

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to write Star Trek 3, which may arrive into theaters in 2016 for the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

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