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Steven Spielberg Stuns Locals After He Turns Up To Film Movie In British City

Locals were surprised after the Oscar-winning director was spotted in the town of Digbeth filming, on location with his crew for dystopian science fiction thriller Ready Player One. Set in 2044, the movie is...

John Cho Worried About George Takei's Reaction

John Cho was concerned about how George Takei would feel about Hikaru Sulu being gay.The 44-year-old actor reprises his role as the USS Enterprise commander 'Star Trek Beyond', in which it is revealed his alter...

J.j. Abrams Won't Recast Anton Yelchin's Star Trek Role

The 27-year-old actor, who played Pavel Chekov in the movie reboot of the franchise, died in a freak car accident in June (16), a month before the third instalment, Star Trek Beyond, was...

Anton Yelchin's Chekov Won't Be Recast In Star Trek 4

Anton Yelchin's character Chekov will not be recast in the next 'Star Trek' film.The 27-year-old actor tragically died when he was trapped by his own car in a freak accident on the driveway of his...

Simon Pegg Argued With Justin Lin Over Star Trek Beyond Plans

The British actor, who portrays chief engineer Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott in the new movie franchise, took on an additional role as co-writer of the new film, but he and Lin didn't see eye-to-eye...

Simon Pegg's Butt Grounding

Simon Pegg stays grounded by recalling the time he rubbed cream into his dog's butt. The 'Star Trek Beyond' actor admits he occasionally gets carried away with his fame but tries to stop himself by...

Simon Pegg Hints At Retirement From 'Nerd Films'

Simon Pegg is considering ''retiring'' from starring in ''nerd'' films. The 'Star Trek Beyond' actor and writer - who also played Unkar Plutt in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - is keen to try his...

Simon Pegg: 'There's No Spat With George Takei'

The veteran actor is famed for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in the original sci-fi franchise, a role now played onscreen by John Cho. It was recently revealed Sulu would 'come out'...

Simon Pegg: 'Star Trek Beyond Is A Tribute To Leonard Nimoy And Anton Yelchin'

Pegg, also plays Scotty, chief engineer of the USS Enterprise, in the third instalment of the franchise relaunched by J.J. Abrams in 2009. In Beyond, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads his crew against a new...

Chris Hemsworth's Star Trek Return

Chris Hemsworth will return to 'Star Trek 4'.The 32-year-old actor played George Kirk in J.J. Abrams' first 'Star Trek' movie in 2009 but his character was killed off in the opening sequence of the rebooted...

Anton Yelchin's Parents Thank Fans

Anton Yelchin's parents have thanked everyone for the outpouring of sympathy following their son's tragic death.The 27-year-old actor died from ''blunt traumatic asphyxia'' in a freak accident at his Los Angeles home last month when...

Karl Urban's Star Trek Souvenir

Karl Urban took a Starfleet insignia from the 'Star Trek Beyond' set.The 44-year-old actor reprised his role as Dr. 'Bones' McCoy for the third film reboot of the 'Star Trek' franchise and admitted he couldn't...

Simon Pegg Wants To Write More Star Trek

Simon Pegg wants to write another 'Star Trek' movie.The 46-year-old actor admits it was a ''real treat'' to pen the next installment in the franchise as it was a ''pleasure to be given the keys...

Chris Pine's Trek Responsibility

Chris Pine feels responsible to protect the 'Star Trek' legacyThe 35-year-old actor - who resumes his role as Captain Kirk in 'Star Trek Beyond', the third film in the reboot of the franchise - thinks...

Jennifer Lawrence Inspired Star Trek Beyond Heroine

The Hunger Games actress' breakthrough role was as Ree, a teenager forced to fend for herself due to uncaring parents in the 2010 film Winter's Bone, a part which earned her a Best...

Jennifer Lawrence Inspired New Star Trek Character

Jennifer Lawrence inspired a new 'Star Trek Beyond' character. Writer Simon Pegg has revealed that Jennifer's strong character in 'Winter Bone' provided the inspiration for Jaylah in the new movie.He explained: ''[Jaylah] is actually named...

George Takei Clarifies Sulu Stance

George Takei is ''delighted'' 'Star Trek' is exploring diversity.The 79-year-old actor previously said he believes the decision to portray Hikaru Sulu - who he originally played in the 1960s TV series - as in a...

Simon Pegg Hasn't Fallen Out With George Takei Over Gay Sulu Character

Star Trek script-writer Simon Pegg has defended the decision to portray the character of Hikaru Sulu as openly gay, and has insisted that he and George Takei – the actor who originally played Sulu –...

Simon Pegg Dreams Of Star Wars Writing Role Despite Fan Pressure

As well as playing engineer Montgomery Scott in new movie Star Trek Beyond the British star also penned the script, sharing writing duties with Doug Jung on the film, the third since the...

Zachary Quinto Took Spock Ears Home From Star Trek Beyond

Zachary Quinto took a set of Spock ears from the set of 'Star Trek Beyond' as a memento.The 39-year-old actor plays the Vulcan Commander for a third time in the new sci-fi film and he...

Chris Pine Supported By Star Trek Castmates Over Grief Of Anton Yelchin Death

Anton, 27, starred as the mathematical genius Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek franchise but died last month (Jun16) in a freak car accident. And Chris, who plays Captain James...

Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute To Anton Yelchin

Zachary Quinto says losing Anton Yelchin was one of the ''hardest things'' to happen to him.The actor tragically lost his life when he was trapped by his own car in a freak accident in Los...

Simon Pegg: George Takei And I Are Friends

Simon Pegg insists he and George Takei haven't fallen out over the 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu being written as gay.The 46-year-old actor - who was responsible for writing the script for 'Star Trek Beyond'...

Simon Pegg: 'I Respectfully Disagree With George Takei'

Hikaru Sulu's private details will be revealed in the new film Star Trek Beyond and fans will discover the character, now played by John Cho, is a father to a young daughter with...

Simon Pegg And George Takei Disagree Over Sulu Being Portrayed As Gay In 'Star Trek Beyond'

Star Trek Beyond co-writer Simon Pegg has said he “respectfully disagrees” with George Takei, after the actor called the news that Hikaru Sulu would be gay in the new movie “really unfortunate”. Takei, who is...

Simon Pegg Disagrees With George Takei Over Gay Star Trek Character

Simon Pegg thinks it is ''unfortunate'' that George Takei is disappointed the 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu has been written as gay in the new movie.The 46-year-old star is responsible for writing the script for...

George Takei Disappointed Sulu Is Gay

George Takei thinks it is ''unfortunate'' 'Star Trek's Hikaru Sulu has been written as gay.The 79-year-old actor believes the decision to feature the USS Enterprise helmsman - who he originally played in the 1960s TV...

John Cho: Sulu Is Gay

John Cho has revealed his 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu is gay.The USS Enterprise helmsman will be seen in upcoming movie 'Star Trek Beyond' as being in a same sex relationship and the father to...

Simon Pegg Is Determined To Make 'Star Trek Beyond' All About Anton Yelchin

The show must go on. That's the attitude of bereaved 'Star Trek Beyond' cast member and screenwriter Simon Pegg, who's determined to make the promotional run of the new movie all about the late Anton...

Simon Pegg: Star Trek Beyond Is For Anton Yelchin

Simon Pegg has lost part of his ''family'' following the death of Anton Yelchin.The 27-year-old actor died from ''blunt traumatic asphyxia'' in a freak accident at his Los Angeles home last month when his car...

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