Patrick Stewart has said he’s done with X-Men and is retiring from the franchise.
Patrick Stewart who plays the mutant leader, Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise has said the last film will be his last.
Logan which is out March 3rd will be Patrick’s last film in the X-Men franchise.
Stewart announced the news in the US at SiriusXM Town Hall, he appeared alongside the film Logan director and co-writer James Mangold.
He was also alongside Hugh Jackman who has also revealed that the film will be his last appearance as Wolverine.
“A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie,” said Stewart quoted by EW.
“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 a tear from his eye] 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.’”