John Cho hasn’t spoken to George Takei about Mr Sulu in ‘Star Trek Beyond’

He has 'no hatchet to bury' with the original Mr Sulu

‘Star Trek Beyond’ actor John Cho has said he has ‘no hatchet to bury’ with original Mr Sulu George Takei, after it was announced that the character will be revealed to be gay in Star Trek Beyond.

Earlier this month, Cho revealed that the new film would include a scene where Mr Sulu is shown to be a gay man with a husband and daughter – in a direct nod To Takei’s sexuality and gay rights activism.

But Takei has since voiced his displeasure, and said that the new character development didn’t reflect the vision that was initially set out by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

Addressing the fall-out of the announcement, Cho told Variety: “I haven’t talked to him,


“I’ve been meaning to reach out, but it’s been pretty bananas. There’s no hatchet to bury. I love him. That’s not going to change. And I hope he doesn’t think any less of me, even though he disagrees about the direction that we’ve taken in this movie.”

Cho was speaking at the film’s LA Comic Con Premiere, where the entire cast paid tribute to tragic co-star Anton Yelchin after his death last month.

Paying tribute to Yelchin, Cho previously said: “I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist – curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I’m in ruins.”