Patrick Stewart has revealed that he would consider reprising his Star Trek role as Captain Picard, on one condition.
Stewart played Jean-Luc Picard between 1987 and 2002, appearing in the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series, and the feature films Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
Now, in a new interview with Variety, he has revealed that he would only consider returning to the role if it was as part of a much larger cast reunion.
“My feeling is I hung up the space suit and left all that behind a long time ago,” he said, adding: “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.”
Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino has reportedly received permission for his Star Trek movie to be R-rated in order to fulfil his typically dark vision for the film.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the Pulp Fiction director had struck a deal to helm a Star Trek movie in what could potentially prove to be his final film behind the camera before retiring.
But while Star Trek has traditionally shied away from extreme violence, Deadline reports that both Paramount and JJ Abrams have approved Tarantino’s R-rated vision.
It’s claimed that the recent success of R-rated blockbusters including Deadpool and Logan convinced the studio that Tarantino’s film could be a success too.