We’ve known for a good while that the soon to be released Logan would be the last time Hugh Jackman would pop the claws out as Wolverine, but now another familiar face from the X-Men films is leaving the franchise too in this swan song of a film.
Logan will also be the last time we’ll now see Sir Patrick Stewart as X-Men leader Professor Charles Xavier. While speaking recently on a SiriusXM Town Hall, Stewart revealed he came to the decision when watching a special screening of the film in Berlin, Germany with Jackman and director James Mangold. He said that the film moved him by this viewing than he was when he first saw it, saying it was possibly due to the company of the Berlin screening. He added that when the movie ended, Jackman reached out and took his hand in the last few minutes and realized that as much as Jackman was saying goodbye to Wolverine, he too was saying goodbye to Xavier.
He concluded that, “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, ‘I’m done too. It’s all over.’”
Logan is apparently such a good movie, that Patrick Stewart doesn’t even want to continue on with X-Men films too.
This is quite a surprise since there was never any hint really that this was a possibility, but there you go. Now given where the current X-Men film franchise is concerned with the main X-Men team, James McAvoy can continue on the role as they are well somewhere at a time where Professor X doesn’t resemble Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Well going to the theater soon just got a little more emotional.
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Logan is coming to theaters on March 3.