Michael Dorn Getting A Worf Movie By Quentin Tarantino?
Michael Dorn would love to play Worf in a Quentin Tarantino movie.
When it comes to Hollywood, many A-list actors are hoping for their chance to work alongside legendary directors like Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee. As for Star Trek franchise star Michael Dorn, he’s pushing for the opportunity to team up with action and drama-heavy filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. In a recent interview with Inverse, Dorn revealed his ultimate dream of pairing up with the Kill Bill director on a Worf-centered movie.
Referring to The Hateful Eight helmer as the creator of his “favorite movies,” Michael Dorn said that while rumors kicked off in 2018 that Quentin Tarantino would be directing a Star Trek feature, he thinks it should be a solo pic that would focus on the brutal but kind Klingon. “I think he should do a Worf movie,” the actor says, adding that while he would “love” to be involved in any of the Marvel-hating director’s movies, he thinks that “a Worf movie seems to fit.” And, while the idea of a Worf movie – or even a Star Trek movie, for that matter – under the direction of a man who’s known for gangsters, martial arts, and Westerns may come as a shock to some, it’s not that far of a stretch of the imagination.
We direct your attention to the Star Trek: The Original Series Season 2 episode, “A Piece of the Action.” In it, Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and Dr. Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley) find themselves living in the 1920s when mobsters were in their prime, complete with trench coats and fedoras. With this episode in mind, it’s completely possible to see any story from the Star Trek universe, even one featuring or centered around Michael Dorn’s Worf, to be told through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino.
Michael Dorn’s love for Quentin Tarantino’s work came in handy during his recent return to the character in Season 3 of Paramount+’s spin-off series, Star Trek: Picard. Dorn revealed that while he was overjoyed to step back into the uniform and give Worf another chapter, he was less than pleased that the Klingon’s hair was now completely gray. While he says that he was “hesitant” to accept the aging change in his beloved character, Dorn says that he thought about Gordon Lui’s character Pai Mei in Tarantino’s classic Kill Bill and remembered that he was “the most dangerous person on the planet,” adding that he used that boost of gray-haired comradery to support his performance.
While Michael Dorn may not be teaming up with Quentin Tarantino to bring followers a Worf-centered film anytime soon, fans were elated to see the return of the fearsome warrior in the recent Star Trek: Picard Season 3 episode “Seventeen Seconds.” While viewers caught a glimpse of him at the tail end of the previous episode when he came in a pinch to save Raffi (Michelle Hurd), it wasn’t until the next episode that Worf was officially back in action. The latest installment delighted fans who were more than happy to catch up with The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine character who has been the most frequently spotted personality in the decades-running franchise.
As for what’s next for Worf, only time will tell, as he’s now on a new mission with his close friend Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and a slew of old and new pals. And, while we wait for information surrounding Star Trek 4, there’s always the chance that those at the top will give in to Michael Dorn’s hopes and dreams and give Worf the Quentin Tarantino flick that we didn’t know we needed.