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Patrick Stewart Is Retiring From The X-Men Series

Professor X, played by actor Patrick Stewart, has announced that his appearance in Logan will be his last at the mutant leader.

This is not the first person to announce their retirement from legendary characters. When the first trailer of the movie was released, Hugh Jackman also announced that this will be his last time as Wolverine.

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In a recent interview, Stewart shared his thoughts on the subject, and was quoted by Entertainment Weekly saying the following:

“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 seeing it. Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and - this is an admission - but at one point reached out, and he took by hand in those last few minutes, and I saw him go like this, and then I realized I had just done the same thing.” 

"A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie," said Stewart. "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.'" #Logan #LoganMovie #HughJackman #PatrickStewart #ProfessorX #Wolverine #Marvel #20thCenturyFox #XMen #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse

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“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 that same evening, ‘I’m done too. It’s all over,” Entertainment Weekly Stewart is quoted saying by .

 

Previous to this film, Stewart has appeared in six X-Men movies. The films include: “X-Men (2000), “X-Men 2” (2003), “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006), “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009), “The Wolverine” (2013), and “X-Men” Days of Future Past” (2014).

 

So far, the reviews for the film are excellent. Currently at a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, critics are stating that the next installation is “edgy” and “affecting” story.

 

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Logan, is in theaters this Friday.

 

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