Patrick Stewart confirms retirement from X-MEN franchise as Professor X.

It’s not only “one last time” for Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine in LOGAN, but for Patrick Stewart portraying Professor X as well. The actor, who appeared in seven X-Men films, confirmed during a SiriusXM Town Hall (via Entertainment Weekly) that he’s retiring from the franchise.

“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.’”

Just last week Stewart said that even though Jackman was hanging up the claws, he still had interest in continuing with the role in the future.

Opinions change.

The Town Hall with Stewart, joined by Jackman, and director James Mangold will premiere on EW radio, channel 105, Friday, March 3, 2 p.m. ET.

Thanks for your dedicated service to X-Men fans, Mr. Stewart!

2 responses to “Patrick Stewart confirms retirement from X-MEN franchise as Professor X.

  1. if they kill Xavier i don’t want to see this movie not a chance because is breaking my heart see xavier suffering for me is done watching xavier killed by the villains they make’s me cry when the villains shot Xavier so sad so for me i don’t want to see it because i am very sensible and this people are inocent for me and they make’s me cry every time they took away a life to xavier
    it make’s me so sad imagine the old movie Ghost with Demi moore and Patrick Swayze this nice movie make’s me cry when patrick Swayze gone in heaven so sad i am very sorry but is true so sorry really i apologize



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