Stewart: Jean-Luc Picard Is Gone Forever?

With the “Star Trek” universe now following an alternate timeline, it begs the question of will we see any post-TOS era characters making an appearance in the upcoming films or shows that could be developed down the line.

One person who seems pretty sure his time is past though is Patrick Stewart. IGN recently asked him if might ever reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” either in a future movie or TV series. He seems to think it won’t happen:

“It’s possible. I think it’s unlikely. But it’s possible. The series wrapped over 25 years ago and we’ve got a rather elderly Captain Picard now. So I don’t know. It would be… it could be entertaining.”

The next film in the series, “Star Trek Beyond,” is currently filming in Vancouver.