Patrick Stewart cast as professor Calculus!

In a stunning new interview, Anthony Horowitz finally revealed who will be cast as Professor Calculus in ”Tintin 2”:

 A number of actors tried out for Professor Calculus, but we’ve finally decided on Patrick Stewart…. We’ve been keeping it a secret for a while because we weren’t quite sure how the fans would react, since I don’t think anybody saw this choice coming. But we think it’s better that they get used to it early on. I’ve spoken to him at length, we’ve done a few tests and, trust me, he is going to blow the fans away.

Well, I’ll give him one thing…nobody saw this coming. I’m really trying to wrap my brain around how this would work. Patrick Stewart is best known for his role as Jean-Luc Picard in ”Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Xavier in the X-men series. But I’m having a hard time seeing him as Calculus…


I guess he’s not that far off…and of course, with his digital skin on, he will look exactly like Calculus. But I’m still not sure how the voice will match up. He has such a deep, ominous voice…not at all what I imagined for Calculus. But, being an actor, he can of course change his voice. Look at Andy Serkis as Haddock…

I couldn’t help but notice the strange coincidence (or at least I suppose it’s a coincidence…) that Herge’s inspiration for Professor Calculus was a man named Auguste Piccard:

And ironically, Patrick Stewart played the role of Jean-Luc Picard. Only one ”c”, but still, that’s uncanny…

They’ve done a good job of casting parts so far, so I’ll trust their judgement. But I really hope this works out well. Maybe, over time, this will grow on me?

Source: Happy April Fools!





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    Bu-bu-bu…. I almost wet myself with joy D:

    If only… although perhaps someone else would be better. But it would be sooo cool to have him in the movies!

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