The worst thing someone ever wants to hear in a relationship is that it’s over, and that “it’s not you, it’s me.”
Karl Urban almost sent that very message to Paramount Pictures last year when it came time for him to reprise his role of Dr. Leonard McCoy in “Star Trek: Beyond.” But it was actually new director Justin Lin that ultimately convinced him to stay.
“I was on the fence about doing the movie until I spoke with Justin,” Urban recently told IGN’s Scott Collura. “Because I had a conflicting schedule, and I had a decision to make about which film to do, and I was no longer under contract to do a third picture. So I had a decision to make, and it was talking with Justin that enabled me to commit to it.”
Urban didn’t share what was pulling him away from the new film or what Lin said that steered him back to Star Trek. But he said working on this film was a bit different from the past.