Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin says he is excited to discover and work with the director who will be at the helm for Star Trek 3.

Yelchin is set to reprise the role of Chekov in the next instalment of the franchise, but J.J. Abrams will not be in the director's chair.

Abrams will not direct due to his commitments with Star Wars: Episode VII, and so the search is now on to find his replacement. Joe Cornish is believed to be the favourite to take over.

Speaking to Collider the actor said: "I mean, 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."

It was announced earlier this week that J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay had been brought on board to pen the screenplay with Roberto Orci; who has written the first two Star Trek scripts.

As for Yelchin, he has completed work on Broken Horses, Rudderless and Cymbeline and is currently filming Burying The Ex with Ashley Greene.

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