Speaking with Variety about the Oscar buzz around the X-Men franchise Wolverine movie Logan, the interviewer couldn’t help but ask about Stewart’s other big franchise role, Captain Picard. Initially reluctant to say “yes” to returning to the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard again, the Star Trek: The Next Generation star did talk about one possibility that would get him to put on the uniform one last time.
Oh, lord. I cannot think of another instance in which that might happen. My feeling is I hung up the space suit and left all that behind a long time ago. Maybe if someone came up with a brilliant idea, I’d do it. One thing that might interest me would be to bring all the existing casts of “Star Trek” from the last 50 years together for one big story.
A Team-up Movie?
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard TNG-era alums talk about a big team up movie being something of interest. TrekMovie spoke to Brannon Braga earlier this Fall and he expressed a somewhat similar idea, with Captain Picard leading a best of the 24th century team:
I know what I would do. I would take the specialty characters, like Seven of Nine, Data, the holographic Doctor, and others and create a brain trust of characters who are up against some kind of really bad situation where they need to the most brilliant that Starfleet has to offer. Maybe create another character or two and put them on a f—king ship so you get a little from each and put some cameos in there while you are at it. I always thought that would make a cool movie.
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