Patrick Stewart teases possible X-Men return

News Simon Brew 27 Sep 2012 - 07:39

Could Patrick Stewart be back as Professor X in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past?

Last seen as Professor X in X-Men: The Last Stand – the most commercially successful, and worst, film in the X-Men series to date (complete with a post-end credits scene, of course) – the mighty Patrick Stewart has been linked with a return to the franchise. Speculation rose when it was revealed that the next X-Men movie, a sequel to First Class, would be called X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The comic book that shares its name has a time travel element to it, and thus it’s teased the idea that James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier may well share the movie with Patrick Stewart’s take on the character.

At the Montreal Comic Convention, as reported by Newsarama, Patrick Stewart took part in a panel discussion, and the question of his return to X-Men came up. A fan asked whether he’d be reprising the role of Professor X, and Stewart replied “I think there is every possibility”, seemingly confirming the rumour.

Of course, nothing’s been officially announced yet, and the film isn’t due to start shooting under next January, with Matthew Vaughn returning to direct. When we get confirmation, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, Newsarama’s report is a really good read. You can find it here.

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