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Patrick Stewart Wants More ‘X-Men’ in His Future


After 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, it was hard to imagine the franchise ever needing the services of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen again. But here we are, on the cusp of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which sees the veteran Xavier and Magneto teamed together with younger versions of themselves, played by X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

It might not be the last hurrah for Stewart, either. Speaking with MTV, the actor made it clear the he wants to reprise his role for another X-Men film beyond Days of Future Past.

“I don’t see why not,” he said. “That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction. You’re never really dead. I would love to come back and do some more.”

So, is there something concrete in the future?

“There might be something else,” he teased. “A little bird has whispered that there might be something X-Men-related.”

Who knows if that “something else” Stewart is referring to is X-Men: Apocalypse, the next Wolverine film, the oft-rumored X-Force, or something else entirely. Perhaps we’ll find out before too much longer, with Days of Future Past set for release on May 22.

(via CBM)


  • Guest

    At this point, I’d rather see some sort of attempt at an official send off storyline for his version of Captain Picard.

  • Derek Metaltron

    If they felt they could make it work I would happily watch Patrick helm another film. Why not have him be part of the focus of a new generation of X-Men like New Mutants together with some of the future X-Men introduced like Sunspot and Blink? Just because DOFP looks set to twist the focus onto the younger versions of the heroes and do a 2009 Star Trek with the timeline doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be able to have a movie with the X-Men of the Present or Future. It’s important not to let all the new characters slide off the radar if they’re working well, and probably even many of the old faithfuls who exist in the present day.

  • Tophman

    Well they tried to force a ‘send-off’ between Kirk & Picard in Star Trek: Generations (which didn’t quite work imo).