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Patrick Stewart hints at possible Star Wars vs Star Trek crossover

Published: 23/Sep/2020 6:16 Updated: 23/Sep/2020 6:27

by Isaac McIntyre


Patrick Stewart has teased fans with a potential Star Wars and Star Trek crossover movie, admitting there’s been “a lot of ideas thrown around” behind the scenes regarding bringing the two huge franchises together at last.

Star Wars and Star Trek. The Empire and the Federation. The Millennium Falcon and the USS Enterprise. The two multi-million dollar space franchises have locked horns for just as long as the pair have existed, all the way back to 1977.

For as long as the pop culture “war” between the two have existed, there has also been an idea ⁠— bringing the two together for one of the biggest stories ever put to screen.

As it turns out, the fantasies of Star Wars and Star Trek fans may not have been far off the mark. According to Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, there’s already been “a lot of ideas thrown around.”

Star Wars and Star Trek fans have been interested in seeing their worlds collide since 1977.
Star Wars and Star Trek fans have been interested in seeing their worlds collide since 1977.

The opportunity for Stewart to chat Star Wars and Star Trek potentially meeting on the silver screen for the first time in 43 years came when the famous actor appeared in a series of new Uber Eats ads alongside Star Wars alum Mark Hamill.

Hamill has played iconic Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker in six movies, the last three under Disney. He and Stewart, alongside original Star Trek captain Captain James T. Kirk (played by William Shatner), have always been the face of the franchise wars.

The pair revealed, however, that the two star-hopping universes could be closer than we first thought, in an interview with Men’s Journal.

“There have been a lot of ideas thrown around on putting together two iconic universes and having all of these great characters coming into contact,” Stewart said.

“I will admit that, at least for us on Star Trek, we have fantasized about a combined universe between Star Wars and Trek. I would get such a kick out of that.”

Patrick Stewart played Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard from 1987 to 2002, and returned to the role in 2020.
Patrick Stewart played Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard from 1987 to 2002, and returned to the role in 2020.

Picard already has a few ideas for the crossover too:  “I would think Picard would want [Luke] on his crew, but would be sure to keep a careful eye on him. He has a few personality traits that Picard might want to keep tabs on.”

Mark Hamill also weighed in on Picard and Skywalker’s potential relationship: “I think Luke would very much respect Picard and the Starfleet as a whole.”

“The Rebel Alliance that he is a part of is much less organized, and would be put to shame as far as execution by what he would see on the Enterprise,” he continued.

“I also believe Luke is a lifelong student, despite the fact he becomes a Jedi Master, and I think he would have a lot to learn from Picard.”

Hamill believes Luke Skywalker would have a lot to learn from Picard's Star Trek character.
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Mark Hamill believes Luke Skywalker would have a lot to learn from Stewart’s Star Trek character.

Unfortunately, there are very few suggestions a Star Wars vs Star Trek crossover is in the works behind the scenes, even if Stewart and Hamill are “all in.”

Each series has its own thing going on at the moment too. Stewart has returned to Star Trek to tell “the next chapter” of Picard’s life. The franchise’s revival, helmed by Chris Pine, is also “still in the works,” Paramount confirmed on Sep. 22.

For Star Wars, Disney Plus seems to be the way forward at the moment. The Mandalorian’s second season is on its way in October, while spinoff series for Ben Solo, Boba Fett, Mace Windu, and more have been reportedly greenlit too.


Ninja teases work in leading role on an upcoming TV show

Published: 8/Jan/2021 2:27 Updated: 8/Jan/2021 4:51

by Brad Norton


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has started work on a mysterious TV show, teasing fans on details surrounding his role as one of the leading characters.

Ninja’s rise to mainstream stardom isn’t slowing down anytime soon as the internet celebrity has teased his involvement in a brand new TV show. Details are scarce and there’s no telling when this show might be revealed, but the streamer did provide some key information in his announcement.

The specific work appears to be for an animated series as Ninja’s involvement has been purely voiceover work for the time being. “recorded my first voice over for a main role in a TV show today,” he said on January 7.

“Although I can’t share more yet, voice acting is so fun. A huge passion of mine that I’m starting to get to live out.”

It’s only been a matter of months since Ninja made one of the biggest moves of his career. Brad Pitt and Chris Evans are just a few of the names Ninja is now brushing shoulders with at Hollywood’s biggest talent agency, the Creative Artists Agency.

This major deal appears to be paying dividends in big ways already. A leading role in an animated series isn’t something you see from popular content creators every day.

Leading this charge is exactly what Ninja set his sights on months back. Focusing on “literally anything and everything Hollywood” is what he outlined to Hollywood Reporter in July 2020

That means everything from an appearance on the Masked Singer to work on various cartoons as well.

Ninja on Masked Singer
Ninja’s first big televised appearance came on hit Fox show The Masked Singer.

It’s only a matter of time until we find out exactly what this show looks like. Could Ninja be the actual character in the animated series? Or is he purely providing his voice for someone else’s creation? We’ll just have to wait and see.

This isn’t the only major Hollywood production Ninja is involved with at this point in his career. Upcoming Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy is set to feature a number of major content creators, with Ninja chief among them.