Sir Patrick Stewart Leaves Role of Charles Xavier After Logan
It looks like Logan won’t be just Hugh Jackman’s final film in the X-Men franchise as veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart will also be leaving the popular film series. Logan will also become Sir Patrick Stewart’s final time playing the iconic role of Professor Charles Xavier.
Mostly everyone may have suspected that since the X-Men films are heading into a different direction by focusing on a younger cast, we may not be seeing some of our favorite original cast members returning anytime soon. There was always a chance that perhaps Sir Patrick Stewart might return at some point in the franchise, but it may be the end of the road for him. Stewart made the announcement at a SiriusXM special screening of the film along with Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold. Here’s what he said:
A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie, and I was so moved by it, much more moved than I had been the first time of seeing it. Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and — this is an admission — but at one point [Hugh] reached out, and he took my hand in those last few minutes, and I saw him go [mimes wiping a tear from his eye] like this, and then I realized I had just done the same thing. Then, the movie ended… and we were going to be taken up on stage, but not until the credits were over. So, we had some time to sit there and, as I sat there I realized there will never be a better, a more perfect, a more sensitive, emotional, and beautiful way of saying au revoir to Charles Xavier than this movie. So, I told [Hugh] that same evening, ‘I’m done too. It’s all over.
This was bound to happen, making Logan much more emotional for fans as we say goodbye to both Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart from the roles that have become the highlight of their respective careers. Are you ready to say goodbye to Sir Patrick Stewart from the role as Charles Xavier?
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