One of the ongoing Marvel franchises is FOX’s Wolverine series, starring Hugh Jackman as the fan-favorite mutant and as we all know, the upcoming third installment in the franchise will be Jackman’s final time as Logan who he has been playing since the first X-Men movie back in 2000. We don’t know much about the untitled sequel other than a couple of casting additions which also includes the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier a.k.a. Professor X.
In a recent interview with ITV, Stewart was asked about whether or not this will be his final time playing the role of Professor X with Jackman set to portray Logan one last time. Stewart gave this following response:
“I would imagine this is probably the end of this franchise for me. But the thing about science fiction and fantasy is that you can never, ever say it’s the end, it’s over.”
The last time we saw Stewart in the role of Xavier was in X-Men: Days of Future Past that gave the X-Men franchise a soft reboot in its continuity. Professor X is also currently being played by James McAvoy who has been portraying the younger version of the character in X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past and recently Apocalypse.
Stewart also spoke about that the Charles we will be seeing in the third Wolverine film will be “a very different Charles Xavier… nothing like the Charles Xavier you’ve seen in the past.”
James Mangold’s untitled Wolverine sequel, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal, is set to hit the theaters on March 3, 2017.