While creating then dismissing rumours about himself in his appearance at a Trek Convention in Australia, Patrick Stewart also swatted down other potential Trek projects like a Next Generation Animated series saying he wouldn’t do voice work for it if they did make one saying the actors of TNG “have moved on” and the “story has been told” and “the work stands on its own.”
But could he be making an appearance in the upcoming Star Trek reboot franchise? He says he would love to be involved. But who wouldn’t? The franchise died off so any opportunity to get a gig post humously has to be appealing – especially when its ressurection is this big.
He said that he really liked the work that Leonard Nimoy did in the film and then offered the following without being asked about it:
“If I was asked to do a guest role, like Leonard, in the new film, I would do that. They’re a fabulously talented group of individuals.”
This is both the good and bad of the new Star Trek reboot. They made a clean break from all that came before while still respecting the origins. Like saying “we had a good run, but its over now and we are doing something different”.
They can’t fall back on what happened before, and having cameos from previous characters might be a nod to the remnant Trek fanbase survivors (which barely outnumber Titanic survivors) but they can’t really do it “like Leonard” because he is the only one who ever gets to play his own character again.
But if they got Stewart to make a brief cameo as his own great great grandfather or something, that would be a fun nod. Maybe referencing that his hairline runs in the family. But he could never really play a significant role.