With Logan set to hit theaters in just a couple of weeks, a lot of the buzz has surrounded Hugh Jackman's departure of the classic Wolverine character. The star has played Wolverine since the year 2000, and this is supposed to be his last ride.
People seem to forget that another X-Men legend is featured in Logan.
Charles Xavier has been played by Sir Patrick Stewart multiple times since the original X-Men film, and he's one of the oldest actors in the franchise. Don't be quick to judge him by his age though, as the legendary actor is now teasing that he may still ride again as Professor X.
When ET was speaking with the two actors, they were asking Jackman about saying goodbye to his character. He made it clear that he was definitely done with Wolverine, but Stewart revealed that the same isn't necessarily true for him.
“Hugh has raised the flag that says goodbye. I haven’t done that yet."
There's little doubt that any fan would complain about seeing Stewart reprise his role as Xavier at any point. He portrayed the X-Men leader perfectly, and many would love to see him back.
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In 2024 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine.
She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins … In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are ageing, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.
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.