Patrick Stewart Not Sure About X-Men: First Class Return, Maybe Mad Max 4 Instead?
Posted 02.04.10 by Ryan
With Bryan Singer's adaptation of X-Men: First Class to focus on the mutant superheroes in their youth, Patrick Stewart, who played Professor Charles Xavier in all three previous X-Men movies, doesn't think he'll be used in the prequel.
Speaking at a Star Trek Convention in Australia, Stewart called X-Men "the best job in the world" and "one of the best and most fun experiences" he's ever had, but joked that Singer will likely hire 8-year-olds for the movie. Stewart added that he doesn't think he or Ian McKellen will be involved, even though "working with Ian again would be wonderful." McKellen has similarly claimed that he was too old to return for a X-Men movie as well.
With First Class out, Stewart may instead end up in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road instead. AICN reader "TrekGirl" wrote in to the website to describe an encounter she had with Stewart in Sydney around the time of the convention.
We met the one AND ONLY Patrick Stewart in Sydney today I'm still giddy... Anyway, he was so kind and so giving, and he made a point to say hello to most people in and out of the rooms... he signed my XMen DVD and I got to ask him whether he'd like to make a movie in Australia and he said he may be back here soon to film a movie with George Miller. I — embarrassingly — blurted "Happy Feet 2! great!" and he said "No, another one". Only other one I can see that Miller is doing is the new Mad Max movie.
Stewart's representatives have since denied his involvement in Fury Road to MTV, so likely Stewart is either working on another movie with Miller, or is secretly in Fury Road.