Patrick Stewart revealed that he had conversations with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the X-Men franchise.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Stewart confirmed he met with Feige a couple of months ago and had “long, long conversations” with him about the X-Men movies, saying there have been “moves and suggestions, which include Charles Xavier”. But before anyone reads too much into that, Stewart added he isn’t planning to return as Professor X in the MCU, explaining “Here’s the problem… If we had not made Logan, then yes, I would probably be ready to get into that wheelchair one more time and be Charles Xavier. But Logan changed all that”.
Ever since Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, Marvel fans have looked forward to the inclusion of the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many wondered if legacy actors from Fox’s X-Men films would return in some capacity, and now it seems safe to count Stewart out for the time being.
You can catch Stewart’s latest work as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard. The series premieres Jan. 23 on CBS All Access and stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.