The last time we saw Patrick Stweart in the role of Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard, it was in 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis. It's hard to believe it's been 13 years since then! Over that time, he has taken on the mantle of Professor X in the X-Men films, but he'll always be Jean-Luc to me!
While doing a Facebook Q&A hosted by Entertainment Weekly, the actor was asked by a fan if he would ever consider coming back and reprising his role of Captain Picard, and this was his answer:
“Absolutely... if it were a really good script. But, the poor soul is getting old and long in the tooth. He would probably need some help mounting his horse unlike the youthful captain of 30 years ago.”
I would absolutely love see Stewart reprise his role in a new Star Trek movie! I know the franchise has made some drastic changes since J.J. Abrams came into the picture, but it seems like it would be crazy if Paramount Pictures didn't try to do at least one more film with the cast of The Next Generation. I grew up on the series and it'd be so freakin' cool to these characters embark on one more adventure.
I doubt it will ever happen, but I can keep the hope alive! Another fan asked Stewart who he would like to see take on the role of a young Captain Picard if something like that ever happened and he said:
“I would have to say it must be the actor, my son, Daniel Stewart.”
Stewart’s son Daniel actually appeared in an episode of The Next Generation. It was a season five episode called “The Inner Light,” and it's widely considered to be one of the best episodes of the show.
Would you like to see Stewart reprise his role of Captain Picard again?