Here’s Every Movie Patrick Stewart Plays Professor X, Ranked

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Fans were surprised to hear the voice of Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in a trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Professor X was the founder and leader of the X-Men, a team of mutants who worked to maintain peaceful relations between humans and mutants. Previously the x-men the movies have always been entirely separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness changed the game by introducing a character from the world of x-men to the MCU for the very first time.

English actor Patrick Stewart played Professor X in seven x-men movies. the x-men franchise has been credited with being one of the films responsible for help launch the modern superhero movie genre. The first one x-men the film was released in 2000, preceding that of Tobey Maguire Spider Man movies as well as the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the x-men The film franchise is over, they left behind an incredible cinematic legacy. While we wait for Charles Xavier’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let’s take a look at his previous films. Here are all the movies where Patrick Stewart played Professor X, ranked.

7 X-Men Origins: Wolverine


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Wolverine was arguably the most popular character of all x-men movies, but his original movie was a bust. The film had a poor script dominated by cinematic cliches and an incredible amount of cheese. Ryan Reynolds made his first appearance as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine but was not wearing his signature red suit. Also, the normally very talkative Deadpool had his mouth shut. The movie didn’t do justice to any of its many characters. His main contribution to the franchise showed how Wolverine had his skeleton bonded with adamantium. Professor X only appeared briefly at the end of the film to save mutants. The 2009 film’s digital de-aging wasn’t great, and unfortunately made Professor X somewhat creepy.


6 X-Men: The Last Stand


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X-Men: The Last Stand stood side by side with X-Men Origins: Wolverine like one of the lowest rated films in the franchise. It suffered from poor direction, a lack of depth, and was ultimately a disappointing ending for the original. x-men trilogy. A plot revolving around a mutant “cure” had great storytelling potential, but the film did little to explore it. The last Stand simultaneously tried to adapt the “Dark Phoenix Saga”, which was one of the greatest storylines in X-Men comics history. The Dark Phoenix saga, however, is too big for a single movie to fit into. Even more so when this movie also tries to tell a story about a mutant “cure” and its aftermath. Both stories needed better directing and writing to be done justice.

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5 The glutton


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Seven years after his death in X-Men: The Last StandProfessor X returned in a mid-credits scene for The glutton. The glutton was a significant improvement over Wolverine’s previous solo film, telling an enjoyable new story set in Japan. The action sequences and cinematography were among the best in the franchise. The film explored Wolverine’s struggle to live as a near-immortal being and his relationship to his powers. It wasn’t the most memorable x-men movie, but The glutton managed to focus on Logan and explore the character when he wasn’t with the other X-Men.

4 x-men


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2000s x-men changed superhero movies and the world as we know it. This was many people’s first introduction to the Marvel superhero team. Back then, superhero movies weren’t as common and weren’t taken too seriously. x-men proved they could tell emotionally resonant stories with strong characters and great performances. The film was set in a world where a group of super-powered beings known as mutants existed alongside ordinary humans. They weren’t admired and hailed as heroes like the Avengers. Mutants had to fight for acceptance as their species, and the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants had two drastically different approaches to achieving this.


3 X2: X-Men United


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X2: X-Men United was released three years after the original x-men. It became one of the sequels in Hollywood that was better than the original. X2 introduces new mutants while bringing back many characters from the first film. The action sequences, character work, and storyline continued to wow fans. In X2, Colonel William Stryker, a new character, sought to destroy the entire mutant genre. The threat of a common enemy led the X-Men to work with Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants. Beyond superheroics, x-men The sequel explored some important social themes and constructed mutants as cinematic substitutes for those who are different.

2 X-Men: Days of Future Past


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the original x-men movie timeline that started with x-men (2000) ended in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the film, Professor X and Magneto put their differences aside in response to a dystopian future ruled by the Sentinels. To prevent this future from happening, Kitty Pryde sent Wolverine’s consciousness back in time to prevent a major historical event. The stakes were high, the performances were fantastic, and Simon Kinberg wrote a wonderful script that allowed the film to have maximum emotional impact. There have been few moments in the franchise as emotionally resonant as when Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier met his younger self, played by James McAvoy. It was all topped off with a solid score from John Ottman. days of future past was a powerful movie that towered over the other episodes of the x-men franchise.

Related: James McAvoy Would Rather Play Young Jean-Luc Picard Than Professor X

1 Logan


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Logan was the departure of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and was also originally the Farewell to Professor X by Patrick Stewart. Stewart played an older Charles Xavier in the 90s who suffered from dementia. Prior to the events of the film, Xavier accidentally killed numerous X-Men and injured hundreds of people. Logan was a brutal and violent R-rated film that represented a significant departure from traditional superhero fare. Director James Mangold intended Logan to be a more mature and challenging film for older audiences. The film succeeded, never going dark and edgy to be dark and edgy, but using the appropriate tone for its world, characters, and story. Logan understood the struggle of mutants and that one of the most central themes of the x-men The franchise has always been family owned. The film became the highest rated of all X-Men films and made its way to No. 5 on Rotten Tomatoes’ 79 Best Superhero Movies Of All Time listing.


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