While Hugh Jackman was adamant in shutting the door to any future installments to play Wolverine. Especially following the Berlin debut for Logan. Patrick Stewart, on the other hand, was not so certain. But since he sat down with his co-star this week to reflect on the work that had gone before, the penny dropped for the 76-year old that his character Charles Xavier will never have a moment like this again.
Professor X is in an ailing state in the year 2029, as James Howlett cares for his old mentor. All while the Reavers attempt to hunt them both down. Who knows how the X-Men franchise will branch out after this title but, for the Englishman, he is at peace with his latest portrayal.
Better Off Leaving On A High: Stewart
Few would begrudge the actor from reprising his role in another capacity down the track, whether it be in a spinoff or prequel of some description. Yet the man himself is content with his work, admitting the show is over for him.
"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," remarked Stewart. "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.'"
X-Men Timeline To Go Back To The Future
It makes sense when you consider the lineage of the prequel series. X-Men: First Class was set in the 1960s. X-Men: Days of Future Past in the 1970s. And X-Men: Apocalypse in the 1980s. Meaning the next cab off the rank will be set in the 1990s.
This should feature James McAvoy in the Charles Xavier role as rumors persist the narrative will focus on the Dark Phoenix and Jean Grey. The studio has their hands full with X-Men content, creating spinoffs in the form of Gambit, New Mutants and X-Force. An untitled project that Ryan Reynolds is helping to pen the script.