Since the 2006 release of its third installment, X-Men: The Last Stand, there have been many circling rumors about a fourth entry in the franchise, barring the Wolverine solo film and the prequel X-Men: First Class. We are now receiving reports via Newsarama that Patrick Stewart basically said he’s coming back, but had not indicated in which film?
At the 2012 Montreal Comic Convention, Stewart was asked by a fan about returning to the series, to which he replied “I think there is every possibility” and continued to name his female co-stars “Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!” finishing with, “yes, I’ll be reprising…”
While this is not official and could easily be Patrick Stewart messing with all of us, we like to take him by his word, and believe that a Patrick Stewart Professor Xavier is bound for a return to film. Perhaps even in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past? We’ll be sure to let you know more as details emerge.