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WATCH: Ian McKellan doesn’t think he’s returning as Magneto for X-Men: Apocalypse

June 17th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Despite Patrick Stewart saying that neither he nor Ian McKellan would be returning for X-Men: Apocalypse (here), rumours have persisted that McKellan’s Magneto would be appearing but the actor himself has just put an end to these.

Currently out promoting his new movie, Mr Holmes, the actor sat down with Digital Spy (below) and put to bed any rumours that he would be back. For now, at least: “I don’t think I am, no, no, they are currently making the film and I’m not in it. I was very happy to be a part of the films but I have other things to be doing. I’ve just done Mr. Holmes, I just done some filming for a sitcom, a film for BBC TV with Anthony Hopkins, so there are compensations for not getting caught up in blockbusters.”

It’s sad to think that McKellan and indeed Stewart may be done with Magneto and Professor X, when they have made the roles so much their own over the years, but it’s a heck of a superhero legacy to leave behind should they not return.

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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….

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