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With 'Logan', Stewart Retires Xavier Role

Written by sdsichero on Saturday, February 25 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

With 'Logan', Stewart Retires Xavier Role

"It's all over"

Source: Patrick Stewart says he's retiring from X-Men franchise: 'I'm done'

Hugh Jackman has been saying for some time now that Logan would be his final portrayal of the title character (aka Wolverine). Well, Jackman's Wolverine may not be the only X-Men character you'll never see in a fresh role again. It looks like Patrick Stewart is stepping out of the chair and has decided to also retire from his stint as Professor Charles Xavier, aka Professor X.

Stewart explains how he came to this decision during a screening of Logan in Berlin:

"A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie,” said Stewart. “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."


Both Stewart and Jackman have been playing their mutant roles since the first X-Men movie in 2000 (though Xavier has also been played by James McAvoy in recent X-Men movies).

Logan will stab fans' wallets in theaters starting March 3.


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