Patrick Stuart And Ian McKellen Will Not Return For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ | Film News
Despite James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender doing a stellar job at portraying a young Charlies Xavier and Magnito in the newer films in the X-Men franchise, it’s hard to forget the incredible original mutants, played by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Well, it comes at no surprise that Stewart and McKellen wont be appearing in the next X-Men flick, Apocalypse due to the narrative being set in the 80’s with the time travel aspect of X-Men: Days of Future Past being left behind.
Stewart confirmed the news while talking to American host Larry King; “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. And so I don’t think we’ll be making an appearance”. While both he and McKellen were incredible as their mutant characters, it only feels right that the full responsibility now lie in the hands of the more than capable McAvoy and Fassbender.