Patrick Stewart has been gracing us with his presence in the X-Men universe for almost twenty years. That’s a heck of a lot of time, which is right next to Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine.
As you may or may not know, Jackman has gone on record to say that he’s hanging up the claws after his latest portrayal of the character in James Mangold‘s upcoming Logan.
Now, word is out that Patrick Stewart is done playing Professor X as well.
This touching quote sums up just how important it was for both Stewart and Jackman to call it quits after so long.
Well done, guys.
A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie. And I was so moved by it, much more moved than I had been the first time of seeing it. Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and — this is an admission — but at one point (Hugh) reached out, and he took my hand in those last few minutes, and I saw him go (mimes wiping away a tear) like this, and then I realized I had just done the same thing. Then, the movie ended… and we were going to be taken up on stage, but not until the credits were over. So, we had some time to sit there and, as I sat there I realized there will never be a better, a more perfect, a more sensitive, emotional, and beautiful way of saying au revoir to Charles Xavier than this movie.
So, I told (Hugh) that same evening, ‘I’m done too. It’s all over.
Source : Death and Taxes