Patrick Stewart open to Star Trek cameo, nothing more

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Thousands lined up to hear Patrick Stewart speak in the massive Marriott Marquis hotel ballroom at Dragon*Con over the weekend, and according to, the Star Trek: The Next Generation and X-Men star didn't disappoint, revealing his thoughts about possible roles in both franchises.

The bottom line is that a return as Professor Xavier is still possible, but a future for Jean-Luc Picard ... not so much.

Stewart mentioned that he recently co-starred in a production of "Waiting for Godot" with Ian McKellen and the two agreed that they would like continue exploring the relationship between Xavier and McKellen's X-Men character Magneto.

Stewart thought that this summer's reboot of Star Trek was "terrific," but didn't see any possibilities for Jean-Luc Picard in the franchise, leaving open only that he would agree to do a cameo in a sequel. Stewart mentioned a proposed final Next Generation film, but after the disappointing box office for Star Trek: Nemesis, it never materialized.

"I feel that I have left behind a legacy as Picard," he said. "In my head and heart, I've moved on."

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