Michael Dorn teases Worf’s return, but it’s not for a Star Trek movie or Paramount + TV show
Star Trek favorite Michael Dorn teased his return as Worf by announcing that Starfleet has just “called him back into action”, but they say it’s not for one Star Trek Movie or tv show. As an actor, Dorn is well known for playing Lieutenant (and later Lt. Commander) Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also appeared in a number of TNG films, and concluded with a final appearance on Star Trek: Nemesis from 2002.
I just got the message and got back into action. Starfleet calling. #Display
– Michael Dorn (@akaWorf) April 19, 2021
It looks like Michael Dorn has confirmed some sort of return to the Star Trek universe. The actor stopped revealing exactly what his return would mean, but when he went to Twitter on Monday, Dorn said the following in an announcement tweet.
“I just got the message when I was called back into action. Starfleet is calling.
This seems to suggest that Dorn’s return as Worf is coming soon, but the question remains what exactly this mysterious project is. It’s easy to assume that Star Trek: Picard would return to some of its TNG co-stars, but it is reportedly not. TrekMovie.com reported that Dorn’s announcement had nothing to do with Picard or any other Star Trek series on Paramount +. A spokesman for the streamer has since confirmed the report.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Paramount Pictures was developing a new Star Trek movie to be released in 2023. No additional details were given, but fans shouldn’t expect Worf to return in this film either. A spokesman speaking on behalf of Paramount Pictures has also confirmed that the studio is not behind Dorn’s recent announcement on Twitter.
The question now is, if Dorn’s return as Worf isn’t for one of the upcoming Star Trek worlds or TV shows, what exactly is Dorn talking about? It is possible that the actor will be repeating the role for some type of commercial as his original tweet included the hashtag #ad. It could also refer to a return to the role in another type of licensed Star Trek product, such as the expression of the character in a Star Trek video game or the like.
While Dorn has voiced Worf in guest appearances on animated shows, it’s been almost 20 years since he played Worf in a Star Trek movie or TV series. Back in January, Worf announced in an interview with Horror Geek Life that he was actively trying to find a new Star Trek project to re-play the role in live action. His idea was to do a Rogue One-style Worf TV series, but the actor struggled to get the Star Trek producers on board.
“Actually, I was trying to get someone in the Star Trek world to do a Worf TV series, and if not a series then a movie like Rogue One, kind of one-of-a-kind because I love Rogue One, I thought it was brilliant, “said Dorn to HGL. “I wrote a script for it many, many years ago, and sometimes there is interest, then it goes away and I thought the Star Trek world lacks a character that they can definitely make money with.”
Dorn added, “I thought this was an easy sale, a really easy thing because the script is written. I’m here, I’m in great shape, not broken and scared or anything. I would love to.” I’m not interested in having Worf at the center of every scene. I just love the figure and I want to go to work. I mean, in the end it’s their reputation, I’m sure you have a reason, I just don’t know what it is. “
Star Trek: Picard is set in the TNG universe and brings back Dorn’s old co-star Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard. The series featured guest stars of various TNG characters in the first season, including Brent Spiner as Data, Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. John de Lancie and Whoopi Goldberg teased the return as Guinan and Q, respectively. While Dorn’s teasing return reportedly isn’t for Picard, it remains possible that Worf might still appear on the show at some point in the future.
Either way, it will be worth keeping an eye out for as Worf resurfaces in one way or another in the near future. This message comes to us from TrekMovie.com.
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