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Patrick Stewart addresses possible Marvel return as Professor X

Patrick Stewart addresses possible Marvel return as Professor X

Patrick Stewart isn't ruling out an appearance for Professor X in Avengers: Secret Wars.

The legendary actor first played telepath Charles Xavier in the X-Men trilogy between 2000 and 2006, before reprising the comic book mutant in James Mangold's Logan over a decade later.

In 2022, the Marvel Cinematic Universe opened its arms to him, too, with Stewart's character heading up the Illuminati in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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Asked by Etalk whether Professor X's stay in the MCU could extend to Secret Wars, which is due in cinemas in 2027, Stewart confirmed "it is a possibility".

"Hugh Jackman and I looked upon Logan as being our farewell, given that I died in that film. Although I've been told I've actually died several times already. Know that, and you could get lucky," he said.

We'll take that!

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Reflecting on his Multiverse of Madness cameo, the star previously told Variety: "I was in a very different environment from the one that I had ever been in, in any of the X-Men movies. And just like Picard, I was grateful for it, because I could think refreshingly about who he was and how he related to others.

"Just like Star Trek: Picard, I was a little unsure at first if it was a wise thing to do. Given that Logan had been such a powerful movie and we watched him die in Hugh Jackman's arms. So having seen [Doctor Strange 2] on Monday night, I'm very happy and very proud that I've been part of that."

He added: "The whole X-Men comic series is so huge, so vast, there might be an opportunity in which he comes back. We'll see."

Avengers: Secret Wars is expected to hit cinemas on May 7, 2027.


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