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John Cho Thinks A Roberto Orci-Directed Star Trek 3 Will Blow You Away

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STAR TREKFor all the recent talk surrounding Star Trek 3, there’s still no official word on who will direct the first post-J.J. Abrams installment in the rebooted franchise. Most of us expect it to be Roberto Orci. The writer and producer of the earlier films has long been linked to the job, and is obviously working on the film in some capacity, even though this would mark his first time in the director’s chair, in any director’s chair. One star, John Cho, shares this stance, and not only expects Orci to helm the picture, but also to do a bang up job.

Cho, as you’re probably well aware, plays Hikaru Sulu in the new films, taking over the role from his predecessor George Takei. The actor, who co-stars the new ABC sitcom Selfie with Doctor Who alum (and Guardians of the Galaxy star) Karen Gillan, did an AMA session on Reddit recently, and the subject of Orci came up.

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John Cho On Changing Sulu

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suluThough perhaps we’d all prefer Star Trek’s iconic characters left as is, like it or not there’s a new movie coming and along with it will come new versions of those classic, much beloved characters. No matter how hard JJ Abrams and his cast try to stay true to cannon, new actors means at least some difference in the names we know and love.

Sci Fi Wire has an interview with John Cho, who has taken on the role of Sulu in the new Trek movie, in which he discusses some of the differences in his take on Hikaru, compared to Takei’s original performances. Cho’s doing his best to stay true to Sulu, but as he’s quick to point out: He’s not George.