Patrick Stewart Wants A Star Trek: Jean-Luc Picard Movie

The actor has a new book out with 'Making It So: A Memoir.'

The actor has a new book out with 'Making It So: A Memoir.'

Patrick Stewart Wants A Star Trek: Jean-Luc Picard Movie

It’s learned that Patrick Stewart wants to do a solo Star Trek movie surrounding his character, Jean-Luc Picard.

In the actor’s new book, Making It So: A Memoir, Patrick Stewart reveals he has also already pitched the flick, which sounds like another extension of ST: TNG.

“This would be an expansion and deepening of the universe as we’ve seen it in Star Trek: Picard,” he said. “I’ve discussed this with Jonathan [Frakes], Brent [Spiner], and LeVar [Burton], and they are all game. Jonathan is my first choice to direct it.”

The news follows the recent airing of Star Trek: Picard Season 3, which a lot of fans loved, as the final chapter has a 98% Rotten Tomatoes Score and a 90% Audience Score.

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Picard Season 3 almost had a different ending

In the book, Stewart reveals there was almost a different ending where Jean-Luc Picard would have been married.

“What I’d like to see at the end of the show is a content Jean-Luc. I want to see Picard perfectly at ease with his situation. Not anxious, not in a frenzy, not depressed. And I think this means that there is a wife in the picture,” he said via Time

Stewart continued, “The writers came up with a lovely scene. It is dusk at Jean-Luc’s vineyard. His back is to us as he takes in the view, his dog at his side. Then, off-screen, a woman’s loving voice is heard: ‘Jean-Luc? Supper’s ready!’ Is it Beverly Crusher’s voice? Laris’s? Someone we don’t know? It isn’t made clear. But [my real-life wife] Sunny was set to record the lines. Heeding his wife’s call, Jean-Luc turns around, says to his dog, ‘C’mon, boy,’ and heads inside. Dusk fades to night, and Picard fades into history.”

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The studio didn’t want to do it

Patrick Stewart reveals the studio didn’t want to go with the idea.

“I was assured that we would take care of the final scene upon my return from New York,” Stewart added. “But I never got a call. When I made a few inquiries, I kept getting put off. Finally, someone told me, ‘The studio doesn’t want to do it. It’s too expensive and they think it’s unnecessary.’ Unnecessary? I thought it was crucial to the completion of Picard’s arc. But so be it: the TV series ended with the toast, which is a warm, emotional send-off to my favorite Starfleet crew. Either way, you now know of my original intent.”

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Making It So: A Memoir is now available

Amazon describes the book as:

The long-awaited memoir from iconic, beloved actor and living legend Sir Patrick Stewart!

From his acclaimed stage triumphs to his legendary onscreen work in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, Sir Patrick Stewart has captivated audiences around the world and across multiple generations with his indelible command of stage and screen. Now, he presents his long-awaited memoir, Making It So, a revealing portrait of an artist whose astonishing life—from his humble beginnings in Yorkshire, England, to the heights of Hollywood and worldwide acclaim—proves a story as exuberant, definitive, and enduring as the author himself.

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