While speaking with Collider, James McAvoy again touched on portraying a young Picard, revealing that, “I’ve often talked about loving ‘Star Trek,’ and jokingly, but also kind of seriously been like, if you ever want to do a young Jean-Luc Picard, I’m your man.” However, the actor did have some fears with taking on the role, and most of it came down to age. “I’m probably getting close to being too old to do a young Jean-Luc Picard now. So there’s that,” McAvoy said.
Still, McAvoy is a huge “Star Trek” fan and he believes that anything is possible, especially in a “land of remakes,” which is how he describes current-day Hollywood. Wrapping up his thoughts on playing the character, McAvoy said, “There’s always a chance that you’re going to get on a show. But the only one that comes to mind is ‘Star Trek,’ I think. I’ve always loved it. Always.”
While one could argue that it’s probably unlikely to happen anytime soon, especially with Patrick Stewart currently playing Picard again, there’s always a possibility that McAvoy could see his dream realized. Perhaps in a flashback sequence on the Paramount+ show “Star Trek: Picard”? That might be plausible.