Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton would he be happy to reprise his role as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: Picard. During a recent interview with Trek Movie, it was brought up how several members of The Next Generation cast were coming back to reprise their roles. When asked about possibly getting a call to join as well, Wheaton said:
“Oh, yeah. If they were interested in me, I would do absolutely everything I could to get to ‘yes.’ If I got to work with Patrick again and if I had the privilege of performing in a scene with him again, it would be such a gift and such a blessing. That would be an amazing, amazing experience that I would absolutely love to happen.”
We have no idea if there are plans to bring Wesley Crusher into the series, but the fact that the creative team seems to be bringing back several of the other characters for the series, it would make sense to eventually bring Wesley into the story as well.
Jonathan Frakes previously talked about the upcoming season, and how he expects some of his former co-stars to show up:
“I do expect to be back to direct the show, and I also think it’d be a good bet that we’ll some other members of Next Gen because I think the ‘Nepenthe’ test went very well. I think to see if there was an appetite. I think they suspected there was, but I think to see if it would resonate to have Picard reunite with some of the people in a creative way. I’m glad we didn’t come back on the Titan, for instance, that we were found on another part [of the universe]. It’s 33 years or something. As Picard as changed, so has Riker and Troi and so has Seven.”
Stewart has also said that he’s hopeful we will see more members of The Next Generation crew:
“In meetings when we talked about bringing in members of The Next Generation crew, that was one of the things I was most passionate about, which was not only should Picard have changed during the 18 years that had passed, but the same has to be applied to Counselor Troi, to Commander Riker, to whoever it is. And by the way, I am very hopeful we will see more of The Next Generation crew before we say goodbye to Picard. And that is just what they did, and there is no better example than the episode.”
One crew member that fans are confident about seeing in the new season is LeVar Burton’s Geordi La Forge. He already talked about the possibility of returning, saying:
“How do I say this without getting in trouble… I think that is reasonable to assume that those people are still a part of Picard’s life and — sure, what the hell — yeah, absolutely! You’ll see us all, probably not all at the same time but, you know, never say never.”
Would you like to see Wil Wheaton back as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: Picard?