Logan Was Really Patrick Stewart’s Last X-Men Movie

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It seems like Logan was really Patrick Stewart's last film as Professor X.

The X-Men icon might have toyed with the idea of staying around a bit longer as the powerful telepathic mutant Charles Francis Xavier during the promotional rounds for Logan, swaying between keeping to the wheel-chair and leaving, however it seems like the British actor's finally made his mind.

Sitting down to speak with Variety, Stewart spoke about the emotional experience he had watching the movie alongside Logan co-star, Hugh Jackman.

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"Hugh had been on record that this would be his last time before Logan even started shooting," the English actor said. "I hadn't given it a thought until I saw the film for the first time with an audience at the Berlin Film Festival. It was Hugh and James Mangold and myself, and when it got to the last 10 minutes of the movie, it was emotional and intense, and I could feel myself getting choked up. Then I looked over at Hugh and he was wiping his eyes, and I thought if Wolverine can weep at a movie, Charles Xavier can do the same thing. Then Hugh reached over and grabbed my hand and we held hands for the rest of the movie."

Stewart then went on to explain that while watching the movie, he realized that there wouldn't be a better way to say goodbye to the telepath that he's played for years.

"When I was still wiping my eyes and smiling through the credits, which were very long, by the way, it became very clear to me that there would never be a better way of saying goodbye to the franchise than the one I just witnessed," he explained. "Charles dies in Logan's arms with Logan profoundly saddened. No better opportunity to say au revoir could ever extend itself."

Stewart's right. Logan was the best swan song for both Wolverine and Professor X – there's no coming back from an end like that.

Logan is now available for purchase on home media. 20th Century Fox's upcoming X-Men movies are The New Mutants which premieres April 13, 2018, Deadpool 2 which releases June 1, 2018, X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018, and Gambit which hits cinemas on February 14, 2019.

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