Hugh Jackman isn't the only one calling Logan his last X-Men outing
As if it wasn't sad enough that we have to say goodbye to Wolverine, now this??
Just a few days ago Hugh Jackman said he was done and dusted with playing the adamantium-laced amnesiac (well, with that one exception that might bring him back...), and now Patrick Stewart has said that he too is done with the X-Men universe, and that Logan would be the last time he will playing Professor Charles Xavier.
Stewart made the announcement at a SiriusXM Town Hall earlier this week:
“A 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 — this is an admission — 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 ended… 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, ‘I’m done too. It’s all over.'”
To be fair, Stewart is now 76 years old and has already played Professor X in seven of the nine X-Men movies, and as his BFF Ian McKellan pointed out, he'd already died in one of them, so it is probably time to move on to new pastures.
We'll still miss him, though. The X-Men universe won't be the same without you, Patrick!