Patrick Stewart: knighted British actor, winner of virtually every award of screen and stage … and immortal human being?
The legend (that’s Sir Patrick Stewart to you and us) is again expressing interest in joining another Star Trek production. If he does, it would be a film following the last season of Star Trek: Picard that isn’t set to air until next year.
Patrick Stewart recently said he would “love to” be a part of another big-screen adaptation of Star Trek, DailyStarTrekNews.com reported Monday. The actor initially joined the franchise 35 years ago.
Currently 82 years old, that would inch Stewart closer to the ranks of Max von Sydow. The fellow octogenarian sci-fi actor was 85 upon the 2015 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in which he featured.
Patrick Stewart: A Legend Among Legends
While Stewart’s credits are too numerous to count, including those in Star Trek alone, critics are particularly fawning over his latest project. Star Trek: Picard. After debuting in January 2020, the show earned five Primetime Emmy nominations in its first year and four in its second. It airs on Paramount+
Additionally, Patrick Stewart won the trophy for Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series at the Critics’ Choice Super Awards last year. The show’s third and final season is set for release early next year.
Startfleet Admiral Jean-Luc Picard isn’t the only role to which Stewart is having trouble letting go. Nor is it the only sci-fi franchise. Earlier this year, he shocked superhero fans by reprising his role as X-Men guru Professor Xavier. The wheelchair-bound genius briefly appeared in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Previously, both Stewart and X-Men co-star Hugh Jackman asserted they would retire their characters after 2017 spinoff film Logan. Jackman, of course, unforgettably played the X-Men antihero Wolverine.
Apparently, with Stewart — like fellow Brit James Bond — he is a firm believer in “never say never.”