Whilst it had long been declared that the upcoming ‘Logan’ would be Hugh Jackman’s final appearance in the X-Men movie universe, there was more of a question mark over whether or not it would also mark the end of the road for Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier – but now, the 76-year old British acting legend has confirmed that ‘Logan’ will also be his X-Men swansong. “A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us [Stewart, Jackman and director James Mangold] sat, watching the movie.
This week has seen the first major casting announcement for Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League: Part 1’, with Oscar-winner JK Simmons taking on the role of Batman’s long-time ally Commissioner Jim Gordon.
When James McAvoy recently appeared on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, not only was he charming alongside ‘Victor Frankenstein’ co-star Daniel Radcliffe, he gave us some new info on upcoming flick ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. While the next ‘X-Men’ movie will have to be pretty epic if Bryan Singer wishes to better ‘Days of Future Past’, the interesting possibilities for the plot (comicbook fans might have a better ideas than most) remain a talking point. “Maybe, or maybe not…I just s**t myself because I know Fox Studios who own me might be angry with me for sharing that.” It’s OK, James, we won’t tell anyone.
It looks as though Professor X will appear in the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ solo film… but he might be a lot more involved in the plot than we thought. During an interview with Collider, the original ‘X-Men’ star, Sir Patrick Stewart, revealed that Charles Xavier will play an important role in the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ sequel. Of course, with Sir Patrick Stewart reportedly stepping away from ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, it remains unclear whether we’ll see Michael Fassbender in the role for ‘Wolverine 3’.
According to Umberto Gonzalez of Heroic Hollywood, the mutant duo has already signed up for even more ‘X-Men’ movies – extending their contracts. “Over the weekend, Channing Tatum finally closed his deal to star as Gambit for FOX.