Star Wars’ Bryce Dallas Howard Wants To Beam Into Star Trek Director’s Chair

Bryce Dallas Howard, celebrated for her directorial prowess in the Star Wars universe with episodes from The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, is eyeing a new frontier — Star Trek. Speaking at FanExpo Boston, Howard expressed her deep-seated desire to contribute to the Star Trek franchise, a revelation that came during a panel moderated by Collider.

Expressing her enthusiasm for Star Trek, Howard said, “Oh, my gosh. So guys, I’m a Trekkie. I’m actually a Trekkie. God, I would love it. I mean, wasn’t the last season of Picard just brilliant?” She praised Picard‘s showrunner Terry Matalas for his impressive work, hinting at her own aspirations to one day steer a project within the iconic sci-fi series.

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Bryce Dallas Howard in The Mandalorian

Surprisingly, despite fan support for Matalas’ return with Star Trek: Legacy, Paramount has not re-engaged him, allowing Marvel to enlist his talents for their upcoming Vision Quest series. Howard acknowledged Marvel’s astute move in recognising Matalas’ potential.

Howard’s acting career, seeded in childhood with roles in her father Ron Howard’s films like Parenthood, Apollo 13, and A Beautiful Mind, blossomed with her leading role in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. Her portrayal in the film garnered widespread acclaim, setting the stage for her subsequent appearances in major films such as Terminator Salvation, Spider-Man 3, and the Jurassic World trilogy. Most recently, Howard starred in the action comedy Argylle and is set to appear in Amazon Prime Video’s comedy Deep Cover, alongside Orlando Bloom and Nick Mohammed.

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Clint Howard in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Beyond her direct lineage, Howard’s ties to Star Trek are further enriched through her uncle, Clint Howard, who debuted in the franchise as the alien Balok in 1966. Clint’s recurring roles across various Star Trek series deepen Bryce’s familial connection to the series.

Looking ahead, Howard is set to continue her directorial journey with the release of Star Wars: Skeleton Crew later this year, further cementing her influence in the expansive universe of sci-fi filmmaking. Her expressed hope to one day helm a Star Trek project not only reflects her versatile ambitions but also her ongoing commitment to exploring new dimensions in her already impressive career.