Hugh Jackman isn’t the only one who is done with the X-Men franchise. Jackman has said numerous times that he is hanging up his Wolverine mutton chops and claws after Logan and now Patrick Stewart, who appears in the film as Professor Charles Xavier and has been portraying the character since the first X-Men movie in 2000, has revealed that he is done playing a superhero, as well. Stewart broke the news during the recent SiriusXM Town Hall discussion that he took part in with Jackman and Logan director and co-writer James Mangold.
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 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.’
You can listen to the entire SiriusXM Town Hall discussion with Stewart, Jackman and Mangold when it premieres on EW radio, channel 105, Friday, March 3, 2017, at 2:00 PM ET.