Logan is a film that was set to be an emotional thrillride for X-Men fans worldwide. Yes, it would serve as the last time Hugh Jackman would be playing Wolverine, but recently, even Patrick Stewart stated this would be his last go-around. The sentiments he expressed were absolutely beautiful, and were enough to bring a grown man to tears. Here is that quote:
â€œA week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie. And I was so moved by it, much more moved than I had been the first time of seeing it. Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and â€” this is an admission â€” but at one point [Hugh] reached out, and he took my hand in those last few minutes, and I saw him go [mimes wiping a tear from his eye] like this, and then I realized I had just done the same thing. Then, the movie endedâ€¦ and we were going to be taken up on stage, but not until the credits were over. So, we had some time to sit there and, as I sat there I realized there will never be a better, a more perfect, a more sensitive, emotional, and beautiful way of saying au revoir to Charles Xavier than this movie. So, I told [Hugh] that same evening, â€˜Iâ€™m done too. Itâ€™s all over.’â€
We agree that this is the perfect swansong for the character, and given how emotionally resonant it is as a whole, we figured Stewart was telling the truth. Like many actors in Hollywood, Stewart seems to be hardpressed to actually retire his character. In a recent interview with MTV, Stewart expressed a specific circumstance that would allow him to return to the franchise.
â€œI 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.â€
We find ourselves a bit torn on this. Of course, weâ€™d like to see more of Charles Xavier in the future from Patrick Stewart, but as mentioned above, there was something very right about this being both his and Hugh Jackmanâ€™s last X-Men film. However, the flipside of this is that weâ€™d love, love, love to see a Patrick Stewart Professor X have to put up with Deadpoolâ€™s unpredictable and foulmouthed behavior. If Stewartâ€™s previous comments had made that potential interaction seem unobtainable, then keep your fingers crossed, because it still seems like a possibility.
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