PATRICK STEWART Says He's 'Done' With X-MEN Movies

Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Patrick Stewart has stated that Logan is his last movie as Charles Xavier, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. Stewart had previously said that he planned to do more despite Hugh Jackman retiring from his role in this movie, but following a screening of the film earlier this month in Berlin he changed his mind.

“A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie. And I was so moved by it, much more moved than I had been the first time of seeing it. Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and - this is an admission - but at one point [Hugh] reached out, and he took my hand in those last few minutes, and I saw him go [mimes wiping a tear from his eye] like this, and then I realized I had just done the same thing. Then, the movie ended… and we were going to be taken up on stage, but not until the credits were over. So, we had some time to sit there and, as I sat there I realized 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," said Stewart. "So, I told [Hugh] that same evening, ‘I’m done too. It’s all over.'”

The 76-year-old actor debuted as Charles Xavier in 2000's X-Men, and went on to reprise the role six times including Logan, which opens in theaters March 3.

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