50 Actors Who Could Be The Next Star Trek Captain

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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow has been called the greatest actor alive. You may not recognize the name immediately, but he’s one of those actors that’s been in everything. Dune, James Bond, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are all on his resume. von Sydow even shows up in Skyrim as Esbern, the last of the Blades. His gravitas would naturally command the attention of his crew and of any aliens he might encounter.

von Sydow brings with him the same kind of breadth and depth of experience that Patrick Stewart brought to Captain Picard. Regardless of where and when the new Star Trek show is set it’s going to be reminiscent of Star Trek: The Next Generation as it brings the Star Trek franchise back to television after a long hiatus.

von Sydow would make the perfect cornerstone on which to build the new series. We don’t want to pigeonhole this fantastic actor, but Max von Sydow would also make an incredibly Vulcan captain of a starship.

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