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WATCH: Patrick Stewart confims that was him playing [redacted] in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer

March 7th, 2022 by Marc Comments

During the very cool Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer we all thought we saw someone we knew, in the shape of, well, the back of the head of Charles Xavier AKA Professor X AKA actor Patrick Stewart.

We heard the voice, we saw the head, we knew that, at last, the X-Men were set for the MCU… but there was always that element of doubt.

After all, we know that Stewart was approached by Kevin Feige to appear in the MCU (here), previously saying:  “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.”

Xavier has died twice in the X-Men universe, once coming back as a coma patient and then, in Logan, dying. Like, proper dying.

But yet, it seems that in the Doctor Strange trailer, below, at the 1:19 mark that he’s alive and well.

Well, now, thanks to the man himself, Patrick Stewart, we know it is him and to the happiness of Marvel fans everywhere, Professor X is coming to the MCU, although it may not be exactly how you think.

“I actually didn’t recognise my own voice, it sounded different,” Stewart says in the interview, above.

“Whether I had a cold or something at the time, I don’t know,” the actor said. “But I was astonished — and all they saw was the back of my shoulder and I think my earlobe, nothing else — that there would have been so many connections made. It pleased me.”

The idea that he’s still shocked at how much the fans notice is just so adorable… he really is such a treasure.

It looks like Professor X will be part of the Illuminati in the movie, a group of earth’s most intelligent and gifted individuals made up of the likes of Mr Fantastic, Black Panther, Ultimate Iron Man and Professor X, and in this movie it seems they may be made up of these individuals from all over the Multiverse, with fan theories on who will appear getting the fandom all in a tizzy (here).

Although, it has to be said, no matter who they get, they don’t get any bigger than Charles Xavier.


Watch the trailer here:


In Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams.

The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron.

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Only in theaters May 6.

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….