Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Won’t Return for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he and fellow first generation mutant Ian McKellen won’t appear in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

Stewart made the announcement during an interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” first reported by Yahoo Movies.

“I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters,” Stewart told King (the full episode airs Wednesday at 11 a.m. PT on http://www.ora.tv). “And so I don’t think we’ll be making an appearance.”

The last “X-Men” film, “Days of Future Past,” featured both Stewart’s Professor X and McKellen’s Magneto as well as their young counterparts, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, thanks to its time travel plot.

The cliffhanger ending of “Days of Future Past” hinted that Professor X will appear in a future installment, so he could possibly make an appearance in Channing Tatum’s “Gambit” and/or Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool” spinoffs or a later “X-Men” sequel.

X-Men: Apocalypse,” directed by Bryan Singer, hits theaters on May 27, 2016.

More Film

  • 'The Pluto Moment' Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Pluto Moment'

    Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he and fellow first generation mutant Ian McKellen won’t appear in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Stewart made the announcement during an interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” first reported by Yahoo Movies. “I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to […]

  • 'Carmen and Lola' Review: By-the-Numbers Roma

    Cannes Film Review: 'Carmen and Lola'

    Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he and fellow first generation mutant Ian McKellen won’t appear in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Stewart made the announcement during an interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” first reported by Yahoo Movies. “I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to […]

  • Dark Crimes Jim Carrey review

    Film Review: Jim Carrey in 'Dark Crimes'

    Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he and fellow first generation mutant Ian McKellen won’t appear in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Stewart made the announcement during an interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” first reported by Yahoo Movies. “I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to […]

  • Buster Keaton

    Film News Roundup: City of Los Angeles Names June 16 Buster Keaton Day

    Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he and fellow first generation mutant Ian McKellen won’t appear in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Stewart made the announcement during an interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” first reported by Yahoo Movies. “I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to […]

  • Michelle Williams This Is Jane

    Michelle Williams to Star in Underground Abortion Movie 'This Is Jane'

    Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he and fellow first generation mutant Ian McKellen won’t appear in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Stewart made the announcement during an interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” first reported by Yahoo Movies. “I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to […]

  • catastrophe

    Number of Female Writers in British Film and TV at ‘Abjectly Low Levels’

    Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he and fellow first generation mutant Ian McKellen won’t appear in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Stewart made the announcement during an interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” first reported by Yahoo Movies. “I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to […]

  • Liam Neeson Men in Black

    Liam Neeson in Talks to Join 'Men in Black' Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

    Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he and fellow first generation mutant Ian McKellen won’t appear in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Stewart made the announcement during an interview with Larry King on “Larry King Now,” first reported by Yahoo Movies. “I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content