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Patrick Stewart confirms he has spoken to Kevin Feige about joining the MCU as Professor X

January 20th, 2020 by Marc Comments

So, there’s been a lot of rumours for a while that Marvel/Disney and head honcho Kevin Feige want Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine for one more outing (again) as Logan/Wolverine.

And the latest rumour has it that Ryan Reynolds – who we know is coming to the MCU in some capacity as Deadpool – wants Jackman to appear in Deadpool 3 (at Marvel/Disney).

But how, you say, he’s dead?!

Well, Reynolds’ idea is to have Deadpool use his time gizmo from Deadpool 2 to go back in time to a time when Wolverine was less oldman Logan-is.

And, honestly, I kind guffawed at it… after all, Jackman has said he won’t come back (although, some time ago, he said he would only return if it was to join the MCU).

But now… well, now, we have reason to pause because Patrick Stewart himself has confirmed that Feige has talked to him about coming back as Charles Xavier!

Wait… what?! For real.

Well, yes.

In a new interview while on the Picard media circuit, Patrick Stewart AKA Charles Xavier AXA Professor X, the star said: “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.”


However, just before you start jumping around, Stewart himself dines’t seem keen: “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. But Logan changed all that.

“Here’s a tiny anecdote. The first time that Hugh (Jackman) and I saw the film in public was at the Berlin Film Festival, which is where the movie premiered. Shortly after Xavier’s death scene, I found myself getting very emotional but I had to keep a hold of myself because we were sitting in the middle of this cinema. And then I saw Hugh’s hand come up to his eye and wipe away a tear. I thought, ‘Dammit, the bugger’s crying. Oh, let it out Patrick.'”

He goes on about the potential of bringing the two characters back: “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.”

I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel!!!!

Ok, so, being rational about all this, Stewart – and even Jackman – returning to the X-Men roles, even in the MCU, is very unlikely as both actors are pretty darned old for such challenging roles.

And, having them in the MCU would leave the whole ‘is X-Men in the MCU’ theories reaching fever point. Unless they explained that they weren’t, then, well, they are.

That said, if they took the duo in as the older characters for a cameo in the MCU, it would allow them to perhaps bring back James McAvoy as a younger Professor X and them maybe recast Wolverine? Or both.

On top of this, with the trailer for Morbius from Sony (here) pretty much confirming that Spider-Man AND Michale Keaton as The Vulture are appearing, then all bets are off. Aren’t they?

Given that many have suggested that the Doctor Strange sequel – subtitled The Multiverse of Madness – will introduce the multiverse proper into the MCU, much like The CW just did with their Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover.

If this happened, it would explain why we may see character from the X-Men movies come into the MCU alongside character from the Sony universe… it could also explain why Deadpool will be able to make his new home in the MCU.

Anyway, do you hope Stewart and Jackman can be bribed, sorry, paid, enough to cross universes?

I want to hear your hopes, fears and theories…

Source: Digital Spy

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….