Regardless of persistent rumors that Star Trek: The Subsequent Era‘s artistic workforce compelled Wheaton off the present as a result of followers did not like his precocious character, it is turn out to be fairly clear that the choice to go away TNG was Wheaton’s personal. Wheaton himself has been fairly candid about that truth through the years, admitting as a lot to Entertainment Weekly as early as 1996. EW reported that the actor claimed he was pissed off with the character’s limitations, and was genuinely afraid he’d spend the remainder of his profession recalling his glory days on Star Trek.
Given the final monitor report of Star Trek alums’ post-Trek profession trajectories (Sir Patrick Stewart being the uncommon exception), it is onerous to argue with that. And given Wheaton’s age (he was simply 18 when he left the collection), one may hardly blame him for wanting to seek out out what else present enterprise had in retailer for him. Although the actor has been incomes raves in recent times (significantly for a recurring position as his evil self on The Huge Bang Principle), it is protected to say Wheaton’s post-Trek profession did not pan out fairly the way in which he’d hoped.
Nonetheless, Wheaton has stored himself gainfully employed on he fringes of Hollywood through the years, and we are able to solely assume his excessive profile work on The Big Bang Theory has opened a number of extra doorways to him. Although he doubts it will occur, Wheaton would love for the long run to incorporate an look as Wesley Crusher reverse Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard within the CBS All Entry collection Star Trek: Picard. “I believe it is extremely unlikely they are going to ask me to take part in it,” Wheaton deadpanned in a current interview. “I imply, I believe it’s simply terribly unlikely that may occur. In the event that they did, I might say ‘sure,’ after all” (by way of CinemaBlend).