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One of the greatest Doctor Strange 2 leaks last year said Patrick Stewart would reprise his role as Professor X for Multiverse of Madness despite the actor’s stance on the matter. The death of Professor X in Logan concluded his character arc in the Fox universe of x-men stories, and Stewart was reluctant to return to them.
Then the Super Bowl came and Marvel released the second Multiverse of Madness trailer. He confirmed two cameos, including that of Professor X. Patrick Stewart trolled fans in a series of interviews. But he finally confirmed that he was indeed playing Charles Xavier in the strange doctor continued.
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This brings us to a brand new interview where the actor started teasing the answer to the big mystery of Professor X’s death. But we can’t tell you that before we tell you that big spoilers could follow belowespecially if you haven’t seen all the x-men movies.
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MCU fans who’ve seen every movie so far already know why Professor X is still alive in the Doctor Strange 2 trailer despite the character’s death in Logan. It’s all in the title of the film. Multiverse of Madness is a big multiverse movie, which means we’ll see many variations of characters we remember, including Professor X.
Professor X’s death is final
Professor X died in Logan, and Patrick Stewart have explained in previous interviews that Xavier’s death convinced him not to reprise the role. Even for the MCU. “That’s the problem,” he said. “If we hadn’t Logan, so yes, I would probably be willing to get in that wheelchair one more time and be Charles Xavier. But Logan changed all that.
This death, like RDJ’s Iron Man death, is final. It’s a beautiful and heartbreaking moment in an otherwise chaotic world. x-men universe. Let’s not forget that what we saw in Logan was not Professor X’s first on-screen death. Played by the same Stewart, Professor X also died in X-Men: The Last Stand, though he transferred his consciousness into the body of a brain-dead comatose patient. Then, of course, days of future past brought him back.
But when you start playing by the MCU’s time travel rules that we learned in Avengers: Endgame, you can find ways to explain the timeline of the X-Men. play by Game over rules, Fox movies don’t take place in the same reality.
We see the same characters at different times. Some of them are trying to change the past. But what they do, according to End of Gameis to create new realities. That means the Professor X deaths we saw in the Fox x-men the movies are all real. They all happened in their own timeline, theoretically.
The multiverse is the key
The Multiverse really is the trick that solves all of Marvel’s death problems. We saw it in End of Game, where Marvel brought Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) back from the dead. These are alternate variants of the characters we love.
And came Spider-Man: No Coming Home. The Multiverse Movie Ripped Sony’s Villains Spider Man movies, pulling them out of specific places in those realities. This is how dead villains are alive, and it’s actually a big plot hole that needs to be fixed.
With that in mind, seeing Professor X leading the Illuminati in Doctor Strange 2 should not affect x-men realities in any way.
Professor X in Multiverse of Madness doesn’t even need to be connected to the worlds we’ve seen in Fox’s Marvel movies. Having the same actor play the character gives Marvel the ability to turn all of these X-Men movies into MCU canon. These are alternate realities, where events happen differently than the main MCU reality.
Professor X leading the Illuminati may just be another variant of Xavier.
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Alternatively, the events of Doctor Strange 2 might intersect with one of Fox’s timelines before Professor X died in Logan. Remember that moving around the multiverse will be chaotic. This may involve traveling to different locations in the past or future of alternate realities.
However Marvel chooses to explain the death of Professor X and the MCU cameo, there is an easy way out. The multiverse.
And Marvel will probably want to offer the public a simple explanation. One that will make sense without thinking too much about it.
Patrick Stewart knows the answer. After the Logan comments, otherwise how could he have registered Doctor Strange 2? But he won’t say anything about it.
That said, the actor knows that Professor X’s death and reappearance will intrigue fans. He broached the subject in an interview with rolling stone. But he only did it to deflect questions about Doctor Strange 2.
“It’s a very tricky area,” he said of the trailer’s cameo. “All I can tell you is that we will have to see. But keep in mind that Professor Xavier has already died twice. I think he must have some kind of Superman quality.
Again, the multiverse will give us the simplest possible explanation in two months when Multiverse of Madness raw.
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