Magneto to preside at Professor X's wedding

Ben Arnold

Well it wouldn't happen in the comic books...

Sir Ian McKellen is to officiate at the wedding of fellow X-Men star, Sir Patrick Stewart.

72-year-old Stewart is set to marry his jazz singer fiancée Sunny Ozell, 35, in a ceremony in Massachusetts.

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Speaking to Jonathan Ross, McKellen said: “I'm going to marry Patrick [Stewart]. I am going to officiate at his wedding.

Quizzed on how he is qualified to take on such a role, McKellen elaborated.

“I don’t know,” he said. “But in Massachusetts, in the middle of America somewhere, you get a friend along, and I read out the words, and Sunny and Patrick will then be married.

“I’ve done it once before with two guys having a civil partnership. I was crying my eyes out.”

He added that the last time he oversaw a wedding, he wore 'a white gown which I bought in India. You mustn’t upstage the bride'.

McKellen and Stewart will next be seen on-screen together in the forthcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', where they'll reprise their roles of Magneto and Professor X.

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