Patrick Stewart Talks About Returning From The Dead For Days Of Future Past
Sir Patrick Stewart recently appeared at ComicPalooza and took part in a Q&A session. Fielding some fan questions about X-Men, Sir Pat talked about returning as Charles Xavier in Bryan Singer‘s inbetweequel Days of Future Past. The actor calls the movie the “X-Men [movie] of all X-Men pictures” and even goes so far as to say it may just be “the blockbuster of 2014.” He talked a little bit about the crazy shooting schedule to accommodate all the actors, but he also touched on the fact this is a post X3: The Last Stand Xavier.
You can watch the video below, but X-MenFilms.Com transcribed what Stewart said specifically about the upcoming flick. He sounded pretty excited about the whole deal:
All I can tell you, and you will understand that I can tell you almost nothing about ‘Days of Future Past,’ but I think it’s certainly going to be the X-Men of all X-Men pictures. One doesn’t want to tempt fate, but perhaps also the blockbuster of 2014. It was a wonderful experience to be reunited with those people I’ve already mentioned and others like Hugh Jackman, for example, of course is there for the duration of shooting. [It’s] delightful to be reunited not only with my fellow actors but with how blessed we are in this, our original director Bryan Singer and our original cinematographer Tom Siegal, our executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner, and of course 20th Century Fox who are still the studio behind the whole X-Men franchise.
He then talked about coming back as Xavier. As you well know, Charles clocked out in X3 after Jean Grey, the Phoenix, vaporized him. The end credits scene for the film showed that Charles had transferred his consciousnesses into a patient of Dr. Moira MacTaggert who was in a vegetative state. Whether that part will be picked up or there’s another explanation, Stewart said we will get the answer:
It’s interesting, its possibly 6 or 7 years since X-Men 3 when you recall Charles Xavier was vaporized by… what’s her name, Jean Grey. And you are asking yourself, ‘Well if you were vaporized, how can you be in the next X-Men movie?’ Anybody got any ideas how that came about? There will be an explanation, but it was a little puzzling to me cause I thought my X-Men days were over, but not so. So something to look forward to, cause there’s not much to look forward to these days really.
I’m not entirely sure the vegetable Charles will be picked up on since Singer has expressed his displeasure at X3. The Last Stand, like Wolverine: Origins, is a movie a lot of people pretend didn’t happen. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a different means of revival for the Professor. What do you think about Patrick Stewart‘s comments? Any guesses on how he’s back in the land of the living?
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Source : X-MenFilms.Com