With the success of X-Men: First Class, along with The Wolverine’s triumphant return from development hell, it seems like the X-Men movie franchise is well on its way to full recovery after the critically panned X-Men: The Last Stand back in 2006. With X-Men: Days of Future Past in the pipeline, series veteran Patrick Stewart (who played Professor X in the films) has voiced his interest, going so far as to suggest that he might be in line for a return, when asked by a fan at the recent Montreal Comic Convention.
“I think there is every possibility,” he said, when asked whether he might return to the franchise. Confusingly, he then began to list the names of some of his female co-stars (“Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!”) before concluding, “Yes, I’ll be reprising…”
Of course, you should take it with a grain of salt given the circumstances, added to the fact that Mr. Stewart himself is not the kind of guy who will shy away from pulling a fast one on his fans.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is scheduled to open in the UK on 18 July 2014.