Did Patrick Stewart Just Confirm His MCU Return as Professor X?

Sir Patrick Stewart is a living legend, still giving arresting performances at age 83. Recently he released his memoir, Making It So, reflecting on his incredible career. He spent time on the stage and then later of course, on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men franchise. Speaking of his time on the X-Men series, while promoting his book on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, he all but confirmed that he would soon return as Professor Charles Xavier in some capacity. You can watch the part of the interview where Stewart talks about a potential return as Professor X below:

Happy Sad Confused host Josh Horowitz asked Stewart if he knew how many times his character of Professor X had died in the X-Men films. Horowitz informed Stewart that it was a whopping four times. First, the Phoenix killed Professor X in X-Men: The Last Stand. Then, he was killed by a Sentinel in Days of Future Past, and by X24 in Logan. Most recently, the Scarlet Witch did him in during Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. He confirmed he filmed that scene alone without any of the other actors present.

The many deaths of Patrick Stewart's Professor X, starting in X-Men: The Last Stand, then Days of Future Past, Logan, and finally, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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But as we all know, the Multiverse is infinite. It seems there is yet another version of Charles Xavier out there we have yet to meet. Judging from his smiling reaction to a question about his possibly appearing in Deadpool 3 alongside his buddy Hugh Jackman, we think his return in that film is very likely now. Hopefully, they don’t kill him off again. But hey, if they do, we know he’ll just shrug it off.

Patrick Stewart as the Professor Charles Xavier of Earth-838 in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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During this same interview, Stewart also reiterates his desire to return as Admiral Jean-Luc Picard in some kind of Star Trek film. That would be a true last hurrah for the crew of the Enterprise-D. We’d hate for anything to ruin the perfect ending of Star Trek: Picard, but if Sir Patrick wants to come back as Jean Luc, then we’re there on day one.

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