There’s mounting evidence that Patrick Stewart isn’t ready to bid farewell to Charles Xavier, a character he’s portrayed in seven films, after “Logan.” But would the actor be willing to movie beyond the X-Men series to team up with, say, a certain Merc With a Mouth?
During a Twitter Q&A with co-star Hugh Jackman for “Logan,” Stewart was asked whether he’d like to see Professor X meet Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. “Oh, I would love that,” the actor said, turning to Jackman. “Just set it up. You have influence […] Make it happen, Hugh.”
Jackman then asked if anything else is going to be announced, and begins whistling to signify a secret. The two actors then laughed as Stewart motioned for the camera to cut off. Jackman ended by reiterating how he’d pay to see that meeting happen.
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) February 24, 2017
“Logan” is set in the near future, years after the epilogue of 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In it, a weary Logan, whose healing factor is failing, cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, the film also stars Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant. “Logan” opens March 3.
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