There are some big rumblings coming from Sir Patrick Stewart regarding his return to the wheelchair as telepathic mutant teacher Professor Charles Xaiver. I loved Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, I thought it was a refreshing take on the series, especially after the mess that Brett Ratner made, of Bryan Singer’s previous two installments, with X-men: The Last Stand, a movie that Vaughn was originally attached to. Even though First Class wasn’t very cannon to the comics, it still tried to hold true to the X-men movies that came before it, and I can respect that. Here’s what Stewart had to say about his future involvement in the franchise when he was in attendance at the Montreal Comic Convention:
When asked directly by a fan during his Q&A panel, the Englishman gave a knowing smile and spoke the words many have been waiting to hear: “I think there is every possibility.” He proceeded to enthusiastically run down the list of his female co-stars: “Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!” The crowd roared back with delight, opting not to point out his mistake regarding Rebecca Romijn’s current last name. He continued, saying “yes, I’ll be reprising…” only to be cut off by his son Daniel, who proceeded to throw out the names of his father’s male co-stars, Hugh Jackman and Sir Ian McKellen.
Exciting little tidbits there, especially since the follow-up to First Class is going to tackle the time-travel orientated storyline Days of Future Past! Will we see Stewart show up alongside his younger counterpart, James McAvoy? Will we see all of our other favorite mutants in the movie as well?! I hope so!
Stay tooned 😛