Patrick Stewart is definitely open to returning to the X-Men film universe.
By now, most comic book fans will have seen Logan—the heart-wrenching X-Men universe film that marks the “final” appearances of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier.
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However, I put “final” in quotes because Stewart doesn’t seem to be done with the role. In most cases, people become upset when promises aren’t kept. In this case, we’re very happy that the British thespian may have fibbed a bit when he said this film would be his last outing as the benevolent powerful mutant leader.
In an interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Stewart made a surprising statement to the delight of fans. To compound the great news and possibilities, Dan Stevens—who plays mutant David Haller in the cable television hit Legion—was also a guest, chiming in on his ideas. Check out the full segment, but the important part starts at 2:46 with Stewart giving a firm “however.”
Aside from a future Deadpool film appearance which has been speculated for months, the new Legion theory really got fans cheering. And I think if that happened, it would be very significant—it would tie everything together.
Dan Stevens’s idea is definitely something fans have had in mind for a while now. Our resident Legion recap expert Christina and I have had many offline discussions on how awesome it would be to have Patrick Stewart’s Professor X appear.
What do you think? Are you excited at the prospect of Patrick Stewart returning to his famed Professor X role? Give us your thoughts in the comments.
"In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces."
Logan was released in the United States on March 3, 2017
The film is directed by James Mangold, written by Michael Green and David James Kelly, based on the series Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, and stars Hugh Jackman as James Howlett / Logan / Wolverine, Sienna Novikov as Laura Kinney / X-23, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Richard E. Grant as Dr. Zander Rice, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier / Professor X, and Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, and Elizabeth Rodriquez in unspecified roles.