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Speaking with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Stewart was asked about his desire to wrap up his Star Trek character Jean-Luc Picard's story with a feature-length film. "After we finished recording our seven seasons of Next Generation, we made four movies, one after the other," Picard explained. "Star Trek movies of varying qualities, the best one being the one directed by Jonathan Frakes [Star Trek: First Contact], who was one of the people who had the most influence on me, on the show, because of his experience and his understanding of the complexities and how bringing different qualities on to the stage floor was very, very important. Diversity, you know, and change."
Stewart continued, "So it's an ongoing procedure for me, and I heard only last night about a script that is being written but written specifically with the actor Patrick to play in it and I've been told to expect to receive it within a week or so, and I'm so excited because it sounds like the kind of project where the experimentation that I want to do will be essential for this kind of material."
Is Star Trek Heading Back to Theaters?
At this time, it is unknown if Stewart's Star Trek movie is being eyed for a theatrical release or a Paramount+ exclusive premiere like the forthcoming Section 31 movie starring Michelle Yeoh. The long-awaited Star Trek: Discovery spinoff project is scheduled to begin filming later this month. A logline for Section 31 reads as follows: "Emperor Philippa Georgiou joins a secret division of Starfleet tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets and faces the sins of her past."
Patrick Stewart Didn't Like Filming His Doctor Strange 2 Cameo
While Stewart achieved worldwide recognition for his portrayal of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, the actor would go on to gain a whole new legion of fans thanks to his role as Professor Charles Xavier in 20th Century Fox's X-Men film series. Stewart recently reprised the role in 2022's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, albeit as the Earth-838 variant of the beloved mutant leader.
However, during his conversation with Horowitz, Stewart revealed that he did not enjoy his time filming his Multiverse of Madness cameo, explaining that pandemic restrictions prevented him from acting opposite anyone else in the cast. "I was alone. I think that the big scene, each one of the leading actors had the same experience. They were shot on their own," he shared, adding that he found the process "frustrating and disappointing," but "that's how it's been...the last few years have been challenging."
Star Trek: Picard is streaming on Paramount+.
Source: Happy Sad Confused