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Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Will Not Be In X-Men: Apocalypse

Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Will Not Be In X-Men: Apocalypse

 

It’s not exactly a surprise given what we know so far about Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, but Patrick Stewart confirmed today that neither he nor Ian McKellen would be reprising their respective roles as Charles Xavier or Erik Lehnsherr in the forthcoming mutant ensemble. We could not be happier. After the previous X-Men movie we all felt that enough is enough now… Magneto and Prof.X is getting really, REALLY old…

“I was learning quite a lot more about it last night,” Stewart tells Larry King (via Yahoo! Movies), hinting that he’s still maintaining a close connection to the franchise. “It is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don’t think we’ll be making an appearance.”

The younger versions of Jean Grey and Cyclops are still to be cast. Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld are among the young talent eyed for Grey while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are being considered for Cyclops. “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to be released on May 27, 2016.