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Patrick Stewart says Logan will stop him from reprising Professor X role in MCU

Confession time: I wasn’t a big fan of Logan. Now, according to another interview with Patrick Stewart, I’ve got another reason not to like it.

While speaking with Digital Spy, Stewart said he’d met with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently about returning as Professor X for the Marvel Studios’ versions of the X-Men.

“I met with Kevin Feige a couple of months ago and we had long, long conversations. And there have been moves and suggestions, which include Charles Xavier,” Stewart said. “Here’s the problem. If we had not made Logan, then yes, I would probably be ready to get into that wheelchair one more time and be Charles Xavier. Stewart But Logan changed all that.”


Stewart mentioned watching the film with lead Hugh Jackman and getting emotional when Jackman shed a tear when Xavier and Logan died.

“Hugh took my hand, and we held hands with the last seven or eight minutes of the film because there was so many things we were upset about,” Stewart said.  “We were moved by the story. We were moved by one another. We were moved by the movie. But we also both made the decision that we were saying goodbye to our characters as well. In that sense, it was not just the deaths of those two men in the franchise, but it was also goodbye to our part in them as well.”

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For me, the 20th Century Fox X-Men effectively ended with X-Men: Days of Future Past, which reset the universe. I do need to figure out some way to reconcile that great one-off gag from Deadpool 2 when Deadpool visited the X-Mansion and the rest of the new gen X-Men hiding from him.

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