“They destroyed His character in sarcastic and disgusting way”: Patrick Stewart Wishes to Return as Professor X and Marvel Fans Hate the Idea After Doctor Strange 2 Disaster

Patrick Stewart's optimism for his future as Professor X is not shared by fans.

"They destroyed His character in sarcastic and disgusting way": Patrick Stewart Wishes to Return as Professor X and Marvel Fans Hate the Idea After Doctor Strange 2 Disaster

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  • Patrick Stewart, known for his role as Charles Xavier/Professor X, recently reprised his role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
  • Fans were disappointed with this wasted opportunity, but Stewart expressed openness to returning to the role and joked about how many times his character has died and come back before.
  • Ian McKellen, who played Magneto, is rumored to be in talks with Marvel about reuniting with Patrick Stewart in the future.
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Patrick Stewart is popularly known for his career-defining performance as Charles Xavier/Professor X in the X-Men films. His charismatic and magnetic performance as the character made it an iconic casting in movie history and he went on to play the role in many films. He recently reprised his role in 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X
Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X

Although fans got to witness the return of Stewart in the role, many fans felt that his appearance in the film was a wasted opportunity. Stewart recently spoke about a possible return to the character in the MCU’s future and he gave a very optimistic viewpoint of it.

Also read: “He’s the guy who puts the X in X-Men”: Patrick Stewart Was Schooled by Producer After Being Asked to Play Charles Xavier

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Patrick Stewart Remains Open to Returning as Professor X

Patrick Stewart thought Logan would be the last time playing Professor X
Patrick Stewart thought Logan would be his last time playing Professor X

Patrick Stewart‘s Professor X has been one of the major players in the Marvel Universe, playing a major role in bringing together the X-Men and leading them in many adventures throughout the film series. He recently reprised his role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While his appearance was considered an underwhelming one, it opened up many possibilities for his character.

Stewart recently appeared on Etalk where he was asked about a potential return to the MCU. Stewart expressed his openness to reprise the role and also joked about how many times his character has died and come back before. He said,

“I cannot put it to rest because it’s not a fact either for or against. It is a possibility. Hugh Jackman and I looked upon Logan as being our farewell. Given I died in the film, actually I’ve died several times already, how do I do it? Know that and you could get lucky.”

Fans however were not as happy about his potential return considering the subpar treatment of Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and thus were not optimistic about the whole scenario. Here’s what some of them had to say on X,

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Fans are reasonably pessimistic about his return but things can change for the better. With his rumored role in Deadpool 3, it remains to be seen if his next potential MCU appearance blows it out of the park and reinvigorates people’s excitement for the character again.

Also read: “I like making him say those words”: Patrick Stewart Made Close Friend Ian McKellen Eat His Own Words When X-Men Nemesis Warned Him Not To Take One Iconic Role

Patrick Stewart Teases He and Ian McKellen Are Not Done With X-Men

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in X-Men: The Last Stand
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in X-Men: The Last Stand

With Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, fans are hoping that the character will surely return in a future MCU film again in some capacity. In an interview with ET Online, he teased that he is not done with the character, and he and Ian McKellen who played Magneto, have plans to reunite. He said,

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“Actually, it went very well. He did say something like [‘Hey, I would’ve done this!’], yes that’s true. But we’re not done, Sir Ian and myself. We’re… we got plans.”

This is exciting news for Marvel fans who have loved their electrifying chemistry in the original X-Men films. Only time will tell whether this ever comes true. The most likely possibility of this happening will be in the upcoming Deadpool 3 where it is rumored that the original X-Men team will have a pivotal role.

Also read: Not MCU, an X-Men Film Set World Record as First Movie in History to Use De-aging Tech for Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.