Sir Patrick Stewart may be beaming back into his captain’s uniform.
CBS recently announced their intent on expanding the Star Trek franchise under the Star Trek: Discovery, co-creator/executive producer Alex Kurtzman. Kurtzman is said to have signed a five-year deal to expand the franchise.
One of these expansions involves Sir Patrick Stewart returning to play Jean-Luc Picard.
Sir Patrick Stewart is seemingly keen on the idea of reprising Captain Picard but this is all considered to be a rumor. He has expressed interested in regards to Quentin Tarantino’s films but has notably differentiated them from the series. Sir Patrick Stewart had hinted at a possible return to Star Trek, saying he hadn’t watched Discovery but “may have good cause to look at it very soon”.
There is also the possibility of an animated Star Trek series, but this project hasn’t specified what Star Trek era it will be set in. This could also be another project entirely.
Hopefully, an official announcement will be made soon, seeing as San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner.
Whether these are just rumors, or not, we should heed Picard’s words: Things are only impossible until they’re not!
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