The gallery was finally updated with pictures of Zach last night during the Screenwriters Tribute at the 2016 Nantucket Film Festival in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
The gallery was updated with photos of Zach during the press conferente of “Star Trek Beyond”, that happened last Thursday (14) in Beverly Hills.
Zach joined his co-stars Chris Pine, John Cho, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and director Justin Lin for the UK premiere of Star Trek Beyond in London on July 12th. I have some HQ pictures added in our gallery, with a huge thanks to my friend Neide.
I tried to find a full video of this conversation, but wasn’t able to.
Since yesterday there’s been a whole conversation about Star Trek’s Hikaru Sulu following the news that the character will be revealed to be gay in this month’s Star Trek Beyond. The original Sulu, George Takei, didn’t approve the change, as he told to The Hollywood Reporter:
I’m delighted that there’s a gay character. Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate. I urged the filmmakers to be imaginative and create a character who has a history of being gay, rather than Sulu, who had been straight all this time, suddenly being revealed as being closeted.
Now Zachary, in a conversation with PedestrianTV, come out in defense of the development.
As a member of the LGBT community myself, I was disappointed by the fact that George was disappointed. I think any member of the LGBT community that takes issue with the normalised and positive portrayal of members of our community in Hollywood and in mainstream blockbuster cinema.
Watch his answer on their website. Star Trek: Beyond opens in cinemas July 21.
Zach alongside Star Trek Beyond co-stars Chris Pine, John Cho, Karl Urban and director Justin Lin attended the premiere in Sydney, Austrailia earlier today. They also posed for a press photocall a few hours later, and you can find now HQ pictures of both events in our gallery.