Jason Isaacs is very interested in reprising his Star Trek role as Gabriel Lorca.
Jason Isaacs is known to many for many different reasons. He’s been in the Patriot, Black Hawk Down, Armageddon, and of course the Harry Potter films. Yet, to most reading this article he’s more known as Captain Gabriel Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery, where he was the captain of said ship, the USS Discovery. Of course, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Lorca, who’s revealed to be the Mirror version of the real Gabriel Lorca in season one of the series.
Further spoilers notwithstanding, Lorca was a bright spot in a season that was maligned by many. So the question of if Isaacs would ever want to return to Star Trek was a fair one and good news for those who were a fan of his; that answer is yes.
Issacs open to a return?
Talking to the Empire Film Podcast, Isaacs revealed he’d be open to the return of Lorca under the right circumstances.
"Where is Prime Lorca? Well, I admit that we talk. It’s not like when Mirror Lorca bit the bullet there wasn’t a clamoring for Prime Lorca, but the thing is, it has got to be a great story. Pike is already there! We know what he is like. We have seen him and he’s great. We don’t know who Prime Lorca is. If he is Mirror Lorca’s Frank Spencer-like [wimpish character from a British sitcom] cousin, then nobody wants to spend time with him. He is going to have to be as interesting, as ballsy, and you have to find him a ship and find him a context to bring him into a story. So, we talk. And when and if we come up with something we think is fabulous I will happily go on a starvation diet required to slip into the snakeskin uniform again."
Fans are interested, and if Star Trek: Strange New Worlds delivers classic Trek vibes like many claims it will, then maybe Lorca’s story arc could continue on there. After all, the series is all about exploring the strange and new.