Have you been watching the progression of the Star Trek franchise, wishing Captain Picard would return to the screen? Well, while it’s definitely not a sure thing, Patrick Stewart has spoken about the possibility of reprising the role of his iconic character.
In response to the news about Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming venture into the Star Trek universe, Stewart has expressed interest in returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard.
“One of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much, and to be in a Tarantino film would give me so much satisfaction,” Stewart said in a recent interview. “So, if he is going to direct something to do with Star Trek and there was the possibility of dear old Jean-Luc showing up again and doing that for Mr. Tarantino, I would embrace it."
Though Stewart has previously said he’d be unlikely to return to the role, this new development certainly makes the possibility much more likely. Stewart went on to say that Tarantino is his first choice for a Star Trek movie, saying “The one thing that characterizes all of his movies is that frame by frame, it always challenges, always demands your attention, always demands a very kind of open and generous response to what he does. I also love his sense of humor as a filmmaker.”
Actual details regarding the new Star Trek film are few and far between. Along with Tarantino as director, JJ Abrams will be returning to the franchise, this time as a producer. It has also been reported that Tarantino has met with various writers interested in working on the project, including Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer of Chaos Walking, and Drew Pearce, writer behind Iron Man 3, with Smith eventually coming out on top.
More news regarding the R-rate installment of the Star Trek universe is sure to be announced soon, so stay tuned for more!