There are many reasons why Professor X’s cameo in Doctor Strange 2 permits MCU Earth-616 versions of the X-Men to be very different.
In Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness a cameo showed Patrick Stewart’s Professor X. And with this idea, there are possibilities for the MCU’s Earth-616 X-Men, showing us something different from what we have seen before.
X-Men’s Patrick Stewart Responds to Professor X Crossover Rumors
However, there is a possibility of the X-Men showing up in the MCU, and recent speculations whirled about who would play the iconic character of the X-Men. And of course, Patrick Stewart has always been a popular cause of his legendary role. But, many other names have been put forward. It’s about who will play Professor Charles Xavier in the MCU?
The trailer already caused so much excitement among the fans when Professor X appeared in Doctor Strange 2. It shows the possibility of returning the actor to the role.
Already MCU fans went wild watching Patrick Stewart appear in his yellow wheelchair, a direct connection to the X-Men comics. The film also introduced followers to the Illuminati, a secret organization built by Doctor Strange and Tony Stark of Earth-818.
With his role as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Stewart has been quite a topic about his cameo in Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness even before its release. However, the Earth-616 version of Professor X did not have the same yellow wheelchair as his Earth-818 version. Which makes it closer to comic origins.
After the film, Patrick Stewart was asked about the future possibility of his role as Professor X in the MCU movies. He said:
“Charles Xavier? Yeah. There may be. You know, the whole X-Men comic series is so huge, so vast, there might be an opportunity in which he comes back. We’ll see.”
Stewart also confided in ComicBook.com:
“You know, people have been imitating my voice ever since I came on the stage 60 years ago. So, I can’t be held responsible for that.”
“Hugh took my hand, and we held hands for the last seven or eight minutes of the film because there were so many things we were upset about.”
But still, during the brief scene in question, what some think is Stewart’s voice can be heard. This strongly indicates that Professor X of Earth-616 or any other multiverse can make a potential return to the MCU. Patrick seems confident about his comeback to the role. He wishes to continue playing Charles Xavier in several MCU films.