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Patrick Stewart Talks X-Men

By Chris Beveridge     January 31, 2011
Source: Hero Complex

With the X-Men: First Class film rolling right along, there's always a chance to catch a cast member from the first three X-Men movies and ask them their thoughts on things. Hero Complex caught up with Patrick Stewart recently at the Screen Actors Guild Awards where he was nominated for a pair of non-genre roles and he had a few things to say about his career as an X-Men character.

“I did three [as well as a limited appearance in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine"] and the best thing I ever did got cut out of one of them,” the British star said with a tone that sounded half-serious. “I had to get Xavier’s wheelchair into this elevator and it was just an inch wider than the chair. I worked on it and worked on it; I got to the point that I could zoom right — whoosh – and spin on that wheel and be facing the camera. It was brilliant. It was probably the best scene of my career. It didn’t make it in.”

Stewart's no stranger to genre entertainment of course with an early role in Dune and quite the career with Star Trek: The Next Generation and all its films. When informed who was playing the role of Charles Xavier in the 60's time period X-Men movie as he was not aware of it, he apparently turned quite serious about it and said that “I must say that it is nice to see a role that you created go forward with someone you admire.”

Stewart is, amusingly enough, starring alongside James McAvoy in a new feature out in February with Gnomeo and Juliet where they're both providing voices for the CG film. 

 

 

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Wiseguy 1/31/2011 2:32:13 PM

Loved Stewart's Xavier, the best casting yet for any of the X-Men and the one character that was truly faithful. His wheelchair comment is funny.

Dazzler 2/1/2011 5:08:32 AM

I am upset with him since he blew off Chicago this past con....wanted to meet him.

kinetoscope 2/1/2011 6:02:30 AM

I hope he gets a couple of lines at the start of the movie, saying that every story has a starting point or something to gthat effect. Or maybe at the end sayint that there is a lot more to this story... That would be a nice tie in.

lusiphur 2/1/2011 6:36:14 AM

 I always thought he went bald just for the chance to play Xavier.  I know it's not true, but it worked out great.  I remember reading Wizards (r.i.p.)  in the mid-90's when they did their "dream casting" for an X-Men movie.  The only person from their list that made the cut was Patrick Stewart.  Some of their other castings were pretty good for the time.  Clancy Brown as Sabertooth, Rebecca DeMornay as Emma Frost, Michael Dorn as Bishop, Michael Biehn as Cyclops, Dolph Lundgren as Collosus and Glenn Danzig as Wolverine.  Not sure about that last one.  There were many more, but those are all I can remember.

CaptAmerica04 2/1/2011 7:17:53 AM

Stewart was one of those "Dream Cast" choices as Prof. X.  It's too bad that the series took a complete nose-dive in that last piece of crap film (well, the last two, if you count "Wolverine"). 

CaptAmerica04 2/1/2011 7:18:42 AM

 Lusiphur, they also listed Bruce Willis as a possible contender for Wolverine.  THAT would've sucked!  LOL!

ElBaz13 2/1/2011 7:18:50 AM

I remember those Wizard casting calls. It was always fun to read them in the 90s when Marvel movies were more of a dream then reality like today.

And yes, everytime there was an X-men casting call, Stewart was always "cast" as Prof X. Had Clancy Brown been younger, he would have been the perfect Sabretooth (his Kurgan in Highlander reminds me of Sabretooth). Even prior to Wizard casting calls, my buddies and I (TNG fans) would always say "he would make the perfect Prof X.

I don't remember Danzig as Wolverine but I do know they had Deniro (yup, him) as Wolverine. They used a pic from Cape Fear (with his muscle shirt and longer hair). I think they had Rutger Hauer as Magneto.

 

msglover 2/1/2011 7:28:54 AM

I would love to see Patrick Stewart continue on as Professor X but unfortunately the X-Men franchise took a dive with the last movie.  The whole feud btw Xavier and Magneto took a backseat to Wolverine and Storm.  That really pissed me off and they killed off the Professor.  WTF!!!!

 

monkeyfoot 2/1/2011 8:40:25 AM

Russell Crowe also used to be a hot internet forum candidate for Wolverine, especially after L.A. Confidential.

There is the possibility of more Stewart as Prof. X if the X-producers have their way. Bryan Singer is still interested in doing a new story with the present day X-Men if the First Class movie is successful.

I know that makes a bunch of you scream in horror but I'm just reporting the story.

axia777 2/1/2011 8:42:59 AM

  "Wiseguy - Loved Stewart's Xavier, the best casting yet for any of the X-Men and the one character that was truly faithful. His wheelchair comment is funny."

100

He was the one and ONLY TRUE adaption of ANY of the X-Men characters in ANY of the movie EVER. >:(

It pisses me off that he efforts were wasted on those sh*t ass movies. If life was fair they would have started with the first class of X-Men aka Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, and Angel with Stewart as Prof X.

DIE FOX DIE

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