Sir Patrick Stewart met with Marvel CCO Kevin Feige “a few months in the past” for some “lengthy, lengthy conversations”, the actor has revealed. Talking to Digital Spy, the actor makes it sound just like the conversations had been greater than only a pleasant catch-up.
“I met with Kevin Feige a few months in the past and we had lengthy, lengthy conversations,” Stewart says. “And there have been strikes and solutions, which embody Charles Xavier.”
Do not get too excited, although. Stewart says that 2017’s Logan, among the finest superhero films of all time, primarily shut the door on his portrayal of Professor X. “This is the issue… If we had not made Logan, then sure, I might most likely be able to get into that wheelchair yet another time and be Charles Xavier. However Logan modified all that.”
The phrase “strikes and solutions” implies Feige had some sort of plan for Stewart’s model of Professor X within the MCU, but it surely’s powerful to determine what that will be with out extra element.
We’d guess that it is unlikely Stewart was being courted for a full-time return to his position within the MCU. In 2019, Feige informed io9 that it will be a “very very long time” earlier than the X-Males would come to the MCU. A cameo may’ve made extra sense – maybe within the upcoming Physician Unusual and the Multiverse of Insanity, the title of which suggests the looks of alternate realities, which may encapsulate Fox’s X-Males universe.
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It might make extra sense if Marvel was to fully recast the X-Males when it is time for the mutants to return to the large display screen. Fox’s first set of X-Males films began again in 2000, and whereas most of its actors are nonetheless in superb form, it is unlikely that Marvel would wish to confuse newer audiences with the bags of these older films.
That stated, there may be now one actor within the MCU who has reprised his position from one other fictional universe: JK Simmons, who performed Jonah Jameson within the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, made a cameo in final 12 months’s Spider-Man: Far From Residence.
If the gulf in high quality and field workplace efficiency between 2014’s X-Males: Days of Future Previous and the Apocalypse and Darkish Phoenix sequels confirmed us something, it is that individuals have an actual affinity for the unique live-action variations of these characters.
Nonetheless, it appears like Stewart is content material to have left his mark with Logan.