Published On: Fri, Aug 14th, 2015

Patrick Stewart confirms role in ‘The Wolverine’ sequel, still sounds like ‘Old Man Logan’ story

When Hugh Jackman returns to play the popular X-Men mutant one last time for Wolverine 3, the untitled sequel to The Wolverine, he’ll be joined by star Patrick Stewart.

Stewart is confirming that he’ll be back as Professor X has a significant role in the upcoming film, believed to be based on the Old Man Logan storyline from the comics.

Collider sat down with Stewart to ask if reports of Professor X appearing in the Old Man Logan arc for Wolverine 3 were true.

x-men-days-of-future-past-patrick-stewart-ship“I think what you say is true. There is a project in development. I understand that Professor Xavier will be making more than an appearance, however, and that intrigues me. And the idea of an old Wolverine – I’m really looking forward to Hugh Jackman getting old. You know, damn him. He looks so great! So I’m hoping to see him covered in prosthetics, you know? And then he’ll make me look better if that’s the case.”

photo Brandon Jones

photo Brandon Jones

Stewart was promoting Blunt Talk with writer/executive producer Jonathan Ames, who mentioned that he thought Wolverine doesn’t age.

Collider catches Stewart’s explanation: “He’s not supposed to. Unfortunately, actors do and so I think Hugh maybe has begun to get a little uncomfortable, and I know how that feels.”

Written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven, the Old Man Logan storyline unfolds in a dystopian future taken over by supervillains. Logan himself has long since retired the Wolverine persona in favor of a simpler life with his wife and kids. But he’s desperate for money, so when a blind Hawkeye approaches him for help delivering a package, Logan agrees.

In the comics, Professor X does not have a significant role in the Old Man Logan arc, but the story will require a lot of retooling before it makes it to the big screen anyway, as many of the characters who do have significant roles are owned by other studios – like Hawkeye.

James Mangold is directing Wolverine 3, which will be Jackman’s final performance as the iconic character. The new Wolverine opens March 3, 2017.

Old Man Logan Wolverine comic book cover


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  1. ‘The Wolverine’ sequel is filming, will be R-rated, set in the future, western tone says Simon Kinberg - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] not sure what I’m allowed to say about that. I will agree with you that Patrick Stewart was rumored to be a part of that film. It takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is […]

  2. Marques says:

    I have wanted an Old Man Logan movie since I first read it. Now that Hugh Jackman is aging out of the Wolverine role, it seems to be a perfect time to do it. However, with the superhero properties still being split up, I think it is a bad idea for Fox to go ahead with this storyline now before Marvel gets all the licenses back. Of course, who knows when Marvel will get them all back and if they’d ever even make a screen adaptation of Old Man Logan anyway, but maybe no Old Man Logan movie would be better than one that isn’t at all faithful to the original material. Fox doesn’t have the rights to the majority of the main characters used in Old Man Logan (Hawkeye, Spider-Girl, The Hulk, Red Skull). A completely new story that is just based on the post-apocalyptic Old Man Logan world would be possible, but that is not the safest of routes to take.

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