According to Sir Patrick Stewart, when it comes to the matter of his returning to a Marvel movie, there’s potential. Of course, we assume that he’d return as Professor Charles Xavier after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But he may not appear alone. In a recent interview, Stewart hinted that his cinematic partner in crime, Sir Ian McKellen, might come with him to the world of the MCU. A Magneto and Professor X reunion on the big screen would definitely cause a stir.
Here’s what Stewart had to say on the subject of how his friend and co-star McKellen reacted to his MCU debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:
Actually, it went very well. He did say something like [‘Hey, I would’ve done this!’], yes, that’s true… But we’re not done, Sir Ian and myself. We’re… we got plans.
Of course, we don’t know what those plans consist of or how real they are. In fact, we don’t even know if Stewart and McKellen would join the MCU as Professor X and Magneto. But these comments certainly sound like the start of something. With Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Wolverine for the MCU’s Deadpool 3, the door is wide open.