Sir Patrick Stewart Continues To Tease Return As 'Professor X'

Sir Patrick Stewart Continues To Tease Return As 'Professor X'

After a nod which led many to assume that Patrick Stewart will be returning as 'Professor X' in a future X-Men movie, the actor has continued to tease (confirm?) his return as the iconic leader of the Children of the Atom! Read on for details.

Now that we know Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class sequel will be titled X-Men: Days of Future Past, the only major question remaining is whether it will tackle time travel as the comic book arc it's name after did. Well, in a panel at the 2012 Montreal Comic Convention, Sir Patrick Stewart has once again teased that there are plans for him to reprise the role of Charles Xavier (despite the fact that James McAvoy is currently portraying a much younger version of the character). If time travel is used, it would make perfect sense for the older Professor X to return. Below is an excerpt from Newsarama's in-depth highlights from the panel.

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.

How would you guys feel about the return of Patrick Stewart's Professor X? After the mess that was Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand, it may just be better to leave the previous franchise well alone, although Matthew Vaughn showed that he at least has some interest in tying the two together after recreating the opening scene from X-Men in X-Men: First Class. Sound off with your thoughts and theories in the usual place!

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