“We’re not stuck in a formula for entertainment”: Years Before Infinity War, Patrick Stewart Revealed the 1 Rule for Marvel to Beat Superhero Fatigue

Patrick Stewart talked about changing times and evolving studios in an interview that is almost 9 years old!

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  • Sir Patrick Stewart is an iconic veteran actor known for portraying the role of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise.
  • In an interview dated in 2015, the actor talked about how times were changing and studios needed to change with people!
  • The actor even mentioned the term 'superhero fatigue' almost 9 years back!
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Sir Patrick Stewart is a veteran actor who is known worldwide for portraying the role of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise for several years. Starring as the character for the first time alongside Ian McKellen’s Magneto back in 2000’s X-Men, Stewart placed himself in the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.

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Patrick Stewart in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Marvel Studios

Playing the role for so many years, the veteran actor had some iconic things to say in an interview. From the rapid changes in Hollywood to the “superhero fatigue” that people are experiencing now, Stewart’s answer came true as he predicted what the genre might look like in 10 years!

Sir Patrick Stewart Knew The Answer 10 Years Back!

It is the claim of millions of fans worldwide that the MCU has become “too woke”. Although we cannot say whether these statements are justified or not, a change is visible in the MCU and Marvel Studios that was absent 10 years ago.

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James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past | 20th Century Fox

With changing times and improvements in VFX, the MCU has gone above and beyond CGI (and also ruined it in Thor: Love and Thunder). The point is, the MCU is changing alongside people’s thoughts and feelings and has become more ‘inclusive’ with respect to the current world.

Some might say that this is a good strategy, while others clamor for the return of the old MCU. Sir Patrick Stewart, who portrayed the role of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise, seems to agree with the former side. Back in 2015, Stewart sat for an interview with Time Magazine. During the discussion, the veteran actor had this to say about changing times:

People will always go and see them. We’ve had a significant presence of science-fiction and fantasy on screens, and some of it has been extraordinarily good, and I include the X-Men series.

He further mentioned the ‘superhero fatigue’ that people had been experiencing, and Patrick Stewart’s solution was to go with the flow.


Fashions change, tastes change, and something else will come along. It’s what makes the lives of us who work in the business so interesting. We’re not stuck in a formula for entertainment.

During the interview, the reporter mentioned that Stewart’s two most famous roles (Captain Pickard and Professor Xavier) had been saintly in nature. However, it seems that Stewart’s first job was not so peaceful.

Stating that he was just 15 years old when he became a journalist for a local newspaper, Sir Patrick Stewart had some harrowing things to say about working there!

Patrick Stewart Saw Three Dead Bodies And Quit –Journalism!

Fresh out of school, Sir Patrick Stewart was just “15 and two days old”  when he picked up a journalism job at a local newspaper. Being the youngest member of the office, Stewart covered births, deaths, and, marriages to print for the newspaper.

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Sir Patrick Stewart in Dune (1984) | Universal Pictures

As the interview progressed, the veteran actor talked about his journalism days. Stating that since he used to cover deaths, he came across multiple dead bodies.

So when such an incident happened, the Logan actor revealed that he had to quit his job before lunchtime!

One morning I saw three dead bodies before lunch and when I went back to the newsroom and said, “I don’t think I can do this.”

Stewart got his first on-stage performance in 1959 after which, the actor’s fame did not stop growing. Starring in iconic movies and series, Patrick Stewart has found worldwide fame and love over the years.


The actor is allegedly rumored to reprise his role of Professor Charles Xavier in the upcoming MCU film Deadpool & Wolverine. However, there’s no confirmed evidence of the same.

Deadpool & Wolverine is slated for a release date of 26 July 2024 in theaters across the world.


Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.