Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart Receive Guinness World Record For ‘X-Men’ Tenure

Former X-Men stars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart earned the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.”

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, who portrayed Wolverine and Professor X respectively, have been with Fox’s X-Men franchise since the beginning. The two actors both retired from their iconic X-Men roles on a high note in 2017’s Logan. Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart played the Marvel characters for 16 years and 228 days and the two just received a Guinness World Record for it. Hugh Jackman appeared in nine X-Men films during his tenure while Patrick Stewart appeared in seven. Hugh Jackman was awarded the world record for “the longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.” on the UK’s This Morning.

You can check out Hugh Jackman’s reaction along with a video from Patrick Stewart below:

Do you think Robert Downey Jr. could surpass Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart? Sound off in the comments below!

The X-Men franchise is about to close a chapter that began in 2000 with the first film; Marvel Studios is set to take over the franchise when the Disney-Fox deal closes. The characters are expected to be rebooted to fit into the 10-year old MCU. One of the last X-Men films under Fox before the Disney merger will be Dark Phoenix, here is the synopsis:

“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.”

Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.

‘Captain Marvel’ Post-Credits Scenes Are Emotional & Goosebump-Inducing

Captain Marvel has been confirmed to have two post-credits scenes that should send goosebumps through audiences and make them emotional at the theater.

Captain Marvel had its first press screening and has received some generally positive reactions from critics who went to the showing. It’s been over ten years since our first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so it’s no surprise that there will be more exciting stuff after the movie ends. Audiences at the screening have confirmed there will be two post-credits scenes — a scene before the credits roll and one afterwards.

From this tweet audiences can learn a lot about what they can expect while also not having anything spoiled for them. It seems Marvel has another hit underway and one that will surely satisfy fans emotionally. Up until now, the post-credits scenes of any Marvel movie has never been described as emotional and goosebump inducing. This is surely a curious thing that should get fans excited about what exactly is going to happen in Captain Marvel and how these post-credit scenes will set up Avengers: Endgame.  Does this bit of news get you more excited for the film? Let us know in the comments!

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.