Star Trek: Picard has finished filming its final season but many are curious if this will be the end of The Next Generation’s reunion. Just when we thought things were ending, rumours circulated that we could get a Star Trek: Picard movie.
Rumoured to act as an official goodbye to the cast, this would be a huge sendoff to the series. While this hasn’t been confirmed, Picard lead Patrick Stewart is a huge fan of the idea.
Patrick Stewart wants to star in a Picard movie
During an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, Patrick Stewart was asked if he would want to star in a potential Star Trek: Picard movie and the actor quickly said yes. Considering how the actor previously said he didn’t want to return unless it fits with his character, it is interesting to see him quickly show interest in a Picard movie.
"Yes. In answer to that bluntly. I think that would be a very interesting and exciting and worthwhile thing to achieve," Stewart revealed to the audience (via Digital Spy).
Considering his willingness to participate and Hollywood’s obsession with exploiting nostalgia, it will be interesting to see how Paramount Pictures reacts to these comments. With Star Trek 4 in production after years of cancelation rumours and Paramount+ needing more content, we wouldn’t rule out a possible Picard movie.
Why “The Next Generation” cast took so long to feature in Picard
News of a possible Picard movie has Star Trek fans interested but most of them were more happy to see confirmation of The Next Generation cast for the final season. Of course, many fans are wondering why it took them so long to incorporate the cast for the Picard series since it seemed more natural to bring them in earlier.
Showrunner Alex Kurtzman told fans in SDCC that they didn’t just want to play the hits when it comes to The Next Generation. Granted, they did want to bring in the cast but Kurtzman said that Stewart wanted the show to earn that moment.
"When we first started, of course the first instinct is to bring back the entire crew of The Next Generation, and Patrick was amazing because he said to us: 'If we're going to do this, what I don't want to do is repeat old things,” explains Kurtzman. “ If we're going to get to the crew, then we have to earn it.'”
Aside from Stewart returning, fans can also expect to see Michelle Hurd as Rafaella "Raffi" Musiker, Evan Evagora as Elnor, and Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine return in the third season. Meanwhile, fans can check out Picard Season 2 on Paramount+ in the United States and Amazon in the UK.