This weekend, the world will bid goodbye to two iconic members of the X-Men Cinematic Universe. Both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are bowing out of the series after more than a decade on-board. The stars will exit their respective roles as Wolverine and Professor Xavier when Logan hits theaters, and fans are mourning the end of an era. While Jackman had been open about his decision to leave, Stewart’s admission had plenty stunned as the actor only confirmed the suspicion last month. However, there is one way the actor could return to his longstanding role.
It’s simple; Just put him in a film with Deadpool.
Recently, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman took part in a fan-based interview with MTV. It was there the British actor was asked if he was done with Professor Xavier for good. Here’s what Stewart had to say:
“I would have said yes, but the discussion just now about Deadpool makes me think, well, maybe there is a proper justification for the revival of Charles Xavier.”
This isn’t the first time Stewart has pitched in support for Ryan Reynold’s mouthy mercenary. Last month, the actor said he would love for Professor Xavier to meet Deadpool. “I would love that. Just set it up,” Stewart said, even going so far as to ask Jackman to pull enough strings to ensure the meet-up happened.
Hopefully, Professor Xavier won’t try too hard to read Deadpool’s mind. He may have to scrub his own clean after doing so.
Not long ago, Jackman also confessed he would be interested in playing Wolverine a bit longer under one condition. The actor said he would continue in the role if the grumpy mutant were somehow folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, given 20th Century Fox’s frosty relationship with Marvel Studios, it does not look like the crossover is likely.
"In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces."
Logan stars Hugh Jackman (Logan), Boyd Holbrook (Donald Pierce), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Dafne Keen (Laura Kinney/X-23), Doris Morgado (Maria), Stephen Merchant (Caliban), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Gabriela), and Richard E. Grant (Dr. Zander Rice). James Mangold is directing and helped on the screenplay along with Scott Frank and Michael Green.
Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017. Are you excited for Logan? Rate your anticipation in our Rankings database below!