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.