Patrick Stewart will return as Professor X (Charles Xavier) in “Wolverine 3.” The actor confirmed the rumor of his appearance in his recent conversation with Collider.
“There is a project in development. I understand that Professor Xavier will be making more than an appearance, however, and that intrigues me,” Stewart said.
The actor did not divulge further details about his character, but his statement indicated that he would have a large role to play in the film.
In the comics, Professor X is the founder of X-Men and is an exceptionally powerful telepath. He can read and control minds and runs a school for training mutants. He wants humans and mutants to co-exist peacefully.
Stewart first played the role of Professor X in the 2000 “X-Men” film. He was last seen in the character in 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future past,” where she shared the role with James McAvoy.
Meanwhile, it is not known how Stewart’s Professor X will factor in “Wolverine 3,” which is rumored to be based on the comic book “Wolverine: Old Man Logan.” Stewart also joked about the story arc of Old Man Logan.
“And the idea of an old Wolverine – I’m really looking forward to Hugh Jackman getting old. You know, damn him -- he looks so great! So I’m hoping to see him covered in prosthetics, you know? And then he’ll make me look better if that’s the case,” Stewart said.
“Wolverine 3,” directed by James Managold, will see Hugh Jackman reprising the role of Logan (Wolverine). The official plot line and title of the film are being kept under wraps. The film will hit theaters on March 2, 2017.