Patrick Stewart says that ‘Logan’ is the final X-Men film in which he will appear as the iconic Professor Charles Xavier.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald Logan will be the final time that Patrick Stewart plays Professor Charles Xavier. Stewart told a SiriusXM Town Hall this:
"“I realised I had just done the same thing… I realised there will never be a better, a more perfect, a more sensitive, emotional and beautiful way of saying au revoir to Charles Xavier than this movie,”"
We already knew that Logan would be the final time that Hugh Jackman would play the Wolverine, but this just makes it even more bittersweet.
It really is the end of an era, both Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman have been a part of the X-Men franchise since the start back in 2000 with the original X-Men film. That’s seventeen years of X-Men movies.
Let’s be honest about it, some of those X-Men movies were better than others, there were certianly a couple of rotten eggs thrown in. For the most part though it’s be a fun ride into the wild and often confusing X-Men franchise.
In my opinion Logan is the best X-Men movie yet, and so these two legends really are going out on top. You’d hate to see them leave after another X-Men: The Last Stand. Logan is a brilliant, but also gritty and dark film. Logan probably has a lot more in common with the feel of the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy than it does with the other X-Men movies.
Many people are comparing Logan to a western, and I think that’s a fair comparison.
If you want to see Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman at the top of their game as Professor Xavier and the Wolverine go see Logan. It’s a fitting curtain call for two iconic roles and the actors who played them.
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