‘X-Men’ fans revolted when our beloved Professor X was obliterated in front of our eyes by the Phoenix in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand.’ Although 20th Century Fox is entitled to completely change the comic book story line, the way in which Xavier met his end was unbecoming of his legacy.
Agreed. But must we really be reminded of that wretched third film that so completely ruined the franchise?
However, there’s been some talk as of late suggesting that we haven’t seen the last of Sir Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier in the ‘X-Men‘ franchise just yet. And now, we know for sure that this will in fact become a reality… at least, according to what the actor has said. But will it be for the upcoming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘?
The rumors of Stewart’s return as the Professor all started a few days ago when Bleeding Cool asked the ‘Star Trek‘ icon if another ‘X-Men’ movie was planned for his future. At the time, all he gave was a minor head nod, but it was all the initiative fans needed to promptly freak out.
This would make me happy.
But the question is, will Stewart’s Xavier character be coming back for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ or another unknown ‘X-Men’ movie installment? And what of these other ‘X-Men’ stars? Well, unless a reboot of the storyline for the primary trilogy (which saw the demise of Charles Xavier, Jean Grey and Cyclops) is in the works, it’s more likely cameo appearances are in store for the next ‘First Class’ series.
Hey, I would be okay with pretending like the third film was not made and picking up from the second film personally, but I can’t see that happening. In any event, I would be glad to see Sir Patrick Stewart involved in any future X-Men projects.