James McAvoy may have turned Cerebro on for the last time. The Marvel star played Professor Charles Xavier, the telepathic leader of the X-Men mutants, in five films between 2011 and 2019, starting with X-Men: First Class. After reprising the role in X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse (and appeared in Deadpool 2), McAvoy may have had his final turn as Professor X in the franchise finale. dark phoenix. Despite the multiverse opening up – McAvoy’s Professor X predecessor Patrick Stewart will join the MCU in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – McAvoy has refuted rumors of his X-Men return in the Marvel Studios sequel.
“No,” McAvoy told a fan who asked on Instagram Live if he appeared in Doctor Strange 2. When another Instagram follower asked McAvoy if he misses playing Professor X, McAvoy replied, “No, I don’t think so.”
McAvoy previously said he “wouldn’t be gutted” if he never played Professor X again in a x-men sequel or a Marvel reboot, telling Comic he “had a good ending” in the final chapter of Fox’s X-Verse.
“I want to do good stuff, and when I was asked to play Charles the first time, it was good stuff. It was good writing and I was excited,” McAvoy said of First class in a September interview with Comic. “If people give me good writing I’ll always be excited, but I feel like I got a good ending with Charles and I got to explore some really good things, especially in the first two movies. what i’ve done for him as a character so if my time is done i’m happy with the time i’ve had and the time i’ve been given and if good writing comes in and people want do stuff with me, I’ll always be open to that, but it has to be good.”
Asked about expectations x-men reboot of the franchise in development at Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios, McAvoy said: “They’re smart people. They’re so good at putting their stuff together. They’ll figure out where to do it, but it might not involve people which have I’ve done before. It could be a complete reimagining. And as a fan, I’m in for that too, and would love to see what happens next.
“If what happens next involves [the X-Men cast]”, he continued, “so that might be cool, but I’m not sure how they’re going to go about it, basically. But as a fan, I’m excited to see whichever way they go.”
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Benedict Wong as Sorcerer Supreme Wong, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness only opens in theaters on May 6.