James McAvoy played Professor Charles Xavier in the later X-Men films. And there have been rumors that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will bring the mutant team. Moreover, the old cast will return and might reprise their roles. However, McAvoy is not so eager to play Professor again.
While talking to Collider, McAvoy said, “I feel like, yeah. I feel like I got to explore, not everything I wanted to explore, because there’s always more, surely, but I got to explore a ton of Professor X, and I feel quite satisfied with what I got out of him as a performer.”
When asked about reprising his role again, he added, “It’s not to say that you don’t ever want to, you never want to come back, and you never want to do it again, and all that kind of stuff. You never say never, as I believe James Bond once said. But I’m not chomping at the bit. I’m not going to be gutted and desperately sad if it never happens again.”
The 2000s saw the start of Fox’s X-Men movies. Initially thought to be a trilogy, the franchise spawned over multiple movies. Professor Charles Xavier is the leader of X-Men. Sir Patrick Stewart played the role in the initial movies. However, X-Men: The Last Stand was the final appearance of the character. Although he made a cameo appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Wolverine finally brought the character back. However, by that time a younger version had already appeared in X-Men: First Class played by James McAvoy.
X-Men: Days of Future Past saw both these iterations. The movie also marked Stewart’s final appearance as Professor X. And X-Men: Dark Phoenix was the last movie in the franchise along with James McAvoy’s portrayal as Professor X. Disney acquired Fox that shelved several projects.
How will the Marvel Cinematic Universe fit the mutant team will be seen. However, Deadpool will definitely be a part of MCU as confirmed by Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President.