Could one of the best X-Men movies ever also mark the exit of two of the franchise’s most enduring stars? It’s starting to look that way. While he’s gone back and forth on the subject for a while, Hugh Jackman recently asserted that “Logan” will mark his final time playing Wolverine. And now his co-star, Patrick Stewart, is also saying that that film will mark his last adventure in the mutant series of movies.
Hitting “The Graham Norton Show” last week, Stewart shared his reaction to “Logan,” and how it led to him deciding that he was done playing Charles Xavier aka Professor X.
“Last week we were at a screening in Berlin sitting next to each other and when it got to the very emotional ending and I noticed Hugh wipe away a tear, then I did the same and during the credits he held my hand and I was done, I was weeping and sobbing,” Stewart said. “While the credits were rolling I realized that if it was the end, there was no more perfect and beautiful way to say, ‘Au revoir, goodbye, adios.’ So I think it is the end for me too. Why would I want to have another go of it after what we have done in this movie?”
Of course, it’s not uncommon that these kinds of declarations get broken, so we’ll see what the future holds, but certainly, “Logan” would be a very high note in franchise for both Jackman and Stewart.
“Logan” opens on March 3rd. [via Exclaim]