Sir Patrick Stewart is currently enjoying the success of the final Wolverine installment, Logan. However, this may not be his last hurrah for appearing in superhero movies.
In Stewart’s interview with MTV, he was asked about his retirement and if he would ever consider doing more projects in the future. Stewart did not really have a clear confirmation on things, but he highlighted the importance of Logan.
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Stewart said that he is not particularly saying that he, the actor, is going to retire, but more on the retirement of his iconic Charles Xavier character. With the new X-Men films diving into the younger roles of the X-Men characters, his role as the older version of Charles Xavier may have come to an end.
However, with Deadpool 2 making its way to theaters next year, there has been chatter that the British actor would come back and join Ryan Reynolds on the big screen.
Technically speaking, the Charles Xavier and Deadpool partnership is very viable. If they will follow the correct timeline of the X-Men, Deadpool came in when the entire organization is already stable. This shows that Deadpool will not be missing any narrative in the story.
Another good thing about this possible partnership is Stewart’s fondness of both Reynolds and Deadpool.
At the end of the interview, Stewart said that he may not entirely close the door just yet, when it comes to playing his role.
“I would have said yes, but the discussion just now about Deadpool makes me think, well, maybe there is a proper justification for the revival of Charles Xavier.”
More Of The U.S. For Sir Patrick Stewart?
Aside from Stewart’s leaning toward work in the Deadpool franchise, he is also busy with his political and social causes.
According to CNN, the actor is quite passionate about the issues under President Donald Trump’s administration. He is so passionate that he said he is willing to change citizenship just to “fight” Trump.
Had the worst sleep of my life last night. But I was sleeping less than 300 yds from where Donald Trump sleeps. Could there be a connection?
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) February 10, 2017
Stewart’s interview with The View had something to do with the tweet above. He was asked about his sentiment about the new U.S. president and he was very candid about it.
“I resisted social media for years and now I’m pretty fully involved,” Stewart said.
“The first night I was in Washington, I had the worst night sleep for years and years and years. And it was only in the morning when I got up and drew the curtain that I realized what it might be. But it was a fairly innocent tweet. I did not directly insult your president.
Whoopi Goldberg quickly responded with, “He’s not mine.”
Stewart then turned to a more serious tone. He said that Trump is not his president as well. In Britain, they are also facing some problems like the Brexit.
Stewart said there might have been some good that happened during this election. Because of the ruckus happening under Trump’s administration, the actor has decided to apply for a U.S. citizenship.
“Because I want to be an American, too. Because all my friends in Washington said there’s only one thing you can do: fight, fight, oppose, oppose. But, I can’t do it because I’m not a citizen.”
Sir Patrick Stewart is Britain’s pride. In 2009, the queen awarded him a knighthood. That is why he is now known as “Sir Patrick.”
He was awarded the knighthood for his more than half century’s contribution to the arts and entertainment industry. Other recipients of this award include Ross Brawn, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, and Amanda Wakeley.
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