Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to sit in a chair made famous for iconic role in a big budget genre movie. Nope not Star Trek Into Darkness, alas, but he is set to appear in the next X-Men movie. More details below plus we catch up on the latest from Sir Pat including a video where he does a parody of Stephen Colbert.
Patrick Stewart Returns To X-Men
Today director Bryan Singer turned to Twitter to announce big news for his 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future past, saying…
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) November 27, 2012
Patrick Stewart starred as Professor Charles Xavier in 3 previous films (X-Men, X2: X-Men United and X-Men: Last Stand) and he also had a brief uncredited cameo in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In the new film the role of young Charles Xavier will be again be played by James McAvoy, reprising his role from 2011’s prequel X-Men: First Class. Wondering how they will feature both McAvoy and Stewart, Singer tells Deadline "The movie is called X-Men: Days Of Future Past, use your imagination."
Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in "X2"
More Sir Pat!
While we are on the subject of the former Jean Luc Picard, here are a couple of new videos featuring Sir Pat doing satirical pledge requests for PBS station WNET (Thirteen) in New York, including one where he seems to be channeling Stephen Colbert’s famous "The Word" segment.
And here is a shot of Patrick from last night attending a screening of the new movie "Killing Them Softly" in New York City.
Sir Patrick Stewart in NYC on November 26, 2012
Finally, if you are in the New Orleans area,
Sir Stewart is headed to Wizard World’s New Orleans Comic Con this weekend. Joining him are fellow TNG stars Gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner. They will all appear together on Saturday night at a special event (get tickets here).
NEW ORLEANS CON UPDATE: Correction, last week Patrick Stewart had to cancel, but John DeLancie has been brought in and will appear all weekend and at the Saturday event.