Logan was a beautiful and haunting way for Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart to say goodbye to Wolverine and Charles Xavier after more than 16 years in the roles. However, it turns out their final film as the famed X-Men didn’t just mark the end of an era, it marked the end of their record-setting run as live-action Marvel superheroes. If that sounds like a very specific record, the kind no one was even aware was a something you could break, take it up with the Guinness World Records, because it put both actors in.
Jackman was a guest on the British daytime show This Morning when he was asked about his childhood dream of being inducted into the Guinness World Records with his brother. Their plan to play the longest continuous game of badminton didn’t exactly pan out the way they hoped, but without even realizing it Jackman did set one for playing Wolverine between July 14, 2000, when the first X-Men movie came out, and March 3, 2017, when Logan hit theaters.
Every surprise should include confetti.
Since Patrick Stewart also starred as Professor X in both of those films alongside Jackman, he also set the record and earned himself a plaque as well.
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) February 20, 2019
Shouldn’t Patrick Stewart already be in the Guinness World Record book for being the best human alive?
Of course, now that we know this record officially exists, we’re thinking about who could break it. With the MCU as strong as ever, there’s no reason to think it won’t still be around long enough for someone to outlast them. The question is which superhero will be around that long? Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. look to both be on their way out in Endgame. But what about Scarlett Johanson, who first appeared as Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2? That would require her to still be playing the part into 2027, which somehow sounds impossible. When you think about it like that, it makes Jackman and Stewart’s run even more incredible.
Forget thinking this is a silly record to hold. We think they should have been given bigger plaques.
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