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Patrick Stewart to return as Professor X?

found this rumor yesterday. Coming on the heals of my Star Trek: The Next Generation post the other day there is a rumor that Patrick Stewart may reprise his roles as Charles Xavier, Professor X, from the X-men franchise.

Here is the story from http://www.facebook.com/superherostuff
Since the release of X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, there have been many rumors about a fourth entry in the franchise even after the release of the Wolverine solo film and the prequel X-Men: First Class. Newsarama is now reporting that Patrick Stewart basically said he’s coming back, but in which film?

At the 2012 Montreal Comic Convention, he was asked by a fan about returning to the series and he replied “I think there is every possibility” and then began to say the names of his female co-stars “Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!” Stewart then said, “yes, I’ll be reprising…”

While this is not official and frankly might be Patrick Stewart messing with all of us, could we see him return to the big screen in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past? Check back here for more details as they emerge.

I hope this is true. After really loving the Next Generation Patrick Stewart has become a favorite actor of mine. There has only been one role he was in that I felt he was surprisingly miscast. He did a remake of “The Lion in Winter” co-starring with Glenn Close. With that pair how can you lose? Well, since they are portraying characters portrayed in the 1968 Oscar winning version starring Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn, I guess you can come in second to them. It is not that he is really bad in the role as King Henry II of England, it is just that Stewart doesn’t project the gravitas and the threatening power and mania that was present in O’Toole’s performance. I do own both versions on DVD so they are worth checking out.

I do hope this rumor proves true. I would love to see Patrick Stewart as Professor X once again.

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About billfoley63

I was born in 1963 and that is relevant to my development of my love for science-fiction and fantasy movies, comic books, superheroes and many other things attributed to Nerd culture. In the 60s I watched all the Saturday afternoon Godzilla and monster movies I could take. In the 70s I became hooked on Star Trek. I am also an artist (in my own mind at least) and a musician. I enjoy learning about physics, astrophysics, chemistry and earth silences such as meteorology, anthropology, paleontology. When I reached my late 30s I began to re-explore my nerd roots. I reconnected with my love of science fiction and fantasy movies along with the other science related topics. For this blog I will focus on movie and TV reviews for science fiction and fantasy and post my thoughts on up coming movies. I will also include some fun facts from the various sciences I enjoy along with weather facts and bits from royalty and history. What I will not discuss is religion and politics. I am married to a beautiful woman named Sarah and have a lovely daughter named Danielle.

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