The other day I was watching Star Trek Beyond, and was surprised how little Chekov appears in it.
My understanding was that Anton Yelchin died after filming was complete, but it felt like they may have re-shot some stuff.
- At the start, Bones comes in with alcohol he "found in Chekov's locker", and they pour three shots. The way the scene is framed makes it seem like Chekov is dead.
- Although there is some stuff with Chekov and Kirk, once they join up with Scotty and the female alien Chekov doesn't do much, and is barely seen.
- Inspecting the bridge of the crashed starship, Chekov is talking about some things he needs to fix but we don't see his face, and his voice sounds wrong. It's like a different actor.
Given that filming was meant to be complete, it really feels like they did some re-shoots after Yelchin's death and used a double at one point.
Is there any information on changes made to the film after Yelchin died?