Patrick Stewart on X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
It's great that Patrick Stewart is back reprising his role as Professor X in X-Men: Days of Future Past. I wasn't sure if we'd ever see him again after he was killed off in X-Men 3: The Last Stand. He wasn't sure either! Thank goodness for time travel. Here's what he had to say this weekend at Comicpalooza:
I think it is going to certainly be the X-Men of all X-Men pictures, and one doesn't want to tempt fate, but perhaps also the blockbuster of 2014. It was a wonderful experience to reunited with those people.
It's been 6 or 7 years since X-Men 3, where you will recall that Charles Xavier was vaporized by whats-her-name, Jean Grey. And you're asking yourselves, 'If you were vaporized, how can you be in the next X-Men movie?' Anybody got any ideas how that came about?
At that point an audience member yelled out "Time travel," to which Stewart responded,
Yeah, that's exactly it. I guess. There will be an explanation, but it was a little puzzling for me because I thought my X-Men days were over. So, it's something to look forward to.
He went on to say that he is finished filming his parts of the movie and revealed that Hugh Jackman will remain on set for the rest of the production which is set to wrap up in August. I've included a video of Stewart discussing the film below.
The movie also stars Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto and Evan Peters. It is set to be released on July 18th, 2014.