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Patrick Stewart Explains How ‘Logan’ Convinced Him To Do ‘Star Trek: Picard’

Patrick Stewart discussed how he was convinced Star Trek: Picard could work after working on James Mangold’s Logan.

Patrick Stewart’s ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Gets Season 2 Renewal

25 years after Star Trek: The Next Generation concluded a seven-season run, Patrick Stewart will reprise his iconic role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. However, Patrick Stewart had previously resisted the idea of revisiting Picard in a new Star Trek project.

During an interview with Variety, Patrick Stewart revealed that it was not until he worked on James Mangold’s Logan, which concluded the story of Wolverine and Professor X, that he considered reprising his role as Picard in a new Star Trek project to be a desirable prospect. As Patrick Stewart explained, Logan offered him the chance to finish the X-Men film series on a high note, which was not the case when he portrayed Picard in the feature film Star Trek: Nemesis:

Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway. The new Star Trek series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth are on board as executive producers. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as a co-executive producer with Kirsten Beyer as a supervising producer.

Star Trek: Picard will premiere on CBS All Access on January 23, 2020.

James Mangold Talks Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Comments, Says ‘Logan’ Is An Exception

Here is the official synopsis for Patrick Stewart’s Logan:

Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook.

Logan is now available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Source: Variety