Patrick Stewart's Involvement In Hugh Jackman's Final Wolverine Movie Confirmed

Professor Xavier

Patrick Stewart's long rumored involvement with the next Wolverine movie has been confirmed. Speaking to Collider during the red carpet premiere of X-Men: Apocalypse, producer Hutch Parker confirmed that Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Professor Xavier in the upcoming film, which will be High Jackman's final performance as the clawed X-Men.

Stewart's involvement in Wolverine 3 isn't exactly new news, as sites reported Stewart had signed on for the film last fall, and Jackman has spoken about the movie potentially exploring the father/son dynamic between Professor X and Wolverine. However, the movie (which doesn't have a formal title yet) began filming last week, so it's good to know that one Jackman's main X-Men co-stars will play a role in his final film.

Although 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the X-Men films, have been tight on details, it's believed that the final Wolverine film will be a loose adaptation of the "Old Man Logan" storyline, which takes place in an alternate dystopic future.

The final Wolverine film will be released in theatres on March 3, 2017.