The Big Bang Theory’s Wil Wheaton would love to return to Star Trek one day
Wil Wheaton has revealed that he’d love to return to the Star Trek franchise one day if the opportunity ever arose – and we have everything crossed that his time will come (again).
The actor, who played infamous Starfleet Cadet Wesley Crusher in The Next Generation series, expressed his interest in reprising his role almost three decades after we last saw him on the small-screen, although isn’t confident that we’ll ever get to see what happened to the character.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, Wil said: ‘It’s been over 30 years since we did Next Generation and in a way I feel like we had our time when we did our thing and it’s time to make room for new people, new characters and new stories.
‘All of that being said, I would love the opportunity to work with them again. It would be like going home.
‘I think that it could be a lot of fun to revisit that character, but I just don’t see that happening.’
He added: ‘I want to be really clear, I’m not putting it down because I don’t think it’s great and I’m not throwing cold water at the idea because it’s something I wouldn’t want to do.’
Wil, who thought he was being pranked when he got the call for The Big Bang Theory, also sadly confirmed that he’s so far not involved in the upcoming Star Trek Picard series, which sees Patrick Stewart reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard after 17 years.
‘I think it’s extremely unlikely that they’ll ask,’ Wil told us. ‘If they did, I’m such a fan of Patrick Stewart and I’m such a fan of Star Trek that to have the opportunity to work in that environment would be amazing.
‘But I just think it would be extremely unlikely that it’s going to happen.’
He continued: ‘I know the realities of the business and I also know what kind of types of stories they want to tell on Picard and I think that if they were interested in me reprising my role or playing a different role, the call would have come already.
‘I’m just not expecting it.’
CBS released the first trailer for Picard last month and the series picks up 18 years after the events of Nemesis, where our titular character has left Starfleet to live out life on his famous vineyard surrounded by peace, grapes and wine.
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