Star Trek is making somewhat of a comeback. Starting with the J.J. Abrams Star Trek film in 2009, the series was rejuvenated and continues to receive another shot in the arm with the CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Discovery. However, the folks behind Star Trek: The Next Generation haven’t seen the spotlight in some time, but in the case of Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard, that’s about to change very soon.
Stewart, who played Picard in both the Next Generation series and films through Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002, will be reprising the role of Picard in a series that will not be a reboot of Next Generation, but part of a new series that will tell the next chapter of Picard’s life. Alex Kurtzman, who is currently a huge player in the Star Trek universe, will serve as executive producer of the series.
Patrick Stewart himself took to Twitter to make the announcement, stating that it’s a delightful surprise to be returning to the role of Picard and explore new dimensions within him. Here, have a look at Stewart’s tweet:
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It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Read my full statement in the photo. #StarTrek @cbsallaccess Photo: @shervinfoto pic.twitter.com/8Ynuj3RBNm
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 4, 2018
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It will be the first time since Nemesis that Patrick Stewart has return to the role of Picard- in live-action, anyway- and the first time he will return to head a series since Blunt Talk was cancelled on Starz in 2016. As for who else may appear, when it will take place, and who else could possibly appear remains to be seen. Where would you like to see Picard’s adventures take him next? Are you excited about the possibility of a new Star Trek series centered around Patrick Stewart’s character? Let us know in the comments below.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
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Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!