A Twist! Sir Patrick Stewart Would Love to Play Picard in a Tarantino Star Trek
Make it so!
I’m not necessarily interested in a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie—though I’m willing to keep an open mind—but mark me down as a very strong “yes, please” when it comes to the desire to see Patrick Stewart return to the role of Jean-Luc Picard, along with the rest of Next Generation. It’s too early to say yet whether that’s in the cards, but Stewart, at least, seems equally enthusiastic.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Stewart explained that Tarantino is a big draw for him, saying, “[O]ne 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. 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.”
Stewart’s desire would line up pretty well with past Tarantino comments that Kaila recently pointed out, wherein he mentioned a specific Next Generation episode as something that struck him as the perfect material for a movie. That episode also involves getting into time travel shenanigans, so maybe there’s a way to use it to connect the current OG Trek movie franchise to our Next Generation faves (Geordie La Forge, pls).
What say you, Trek fans? Are we ready for the return of the Next Generation? Are you into Tarantino Trek already, and this would just sweeten the deal? Or are you not, and you’re now wondering how you can possibly resist Stewart’s return? Maybe you’ll never have to find out, but how this all unfolds will be interesting, to say the least.
(via THR, featured image: CBS)
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