After having fun denying his involvement in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Patrick Stewart has opened up. During the Super Bowl, a new spot debuted for the upcoming Marvel sequel. It included what appeared to be Stewart’s voice as his X‑Men character, Professor X. Because his face was not explicitly shown, Stewart initially denied it was him in the trailer, initially suggesting it was a copycat.
In a new interview with Jake’s Takes, the actor opened up about the Doctor Strange 2 situation. He was first asked what would potentially happen if Doctor Strange and Professor X ever met. This indirectly teases the two meeting in Doctor Strange 2 with Stewart detailing how Xavier would feel around Strange, if they were to share the screen in a certain film coming out in May. As Stewart puts it:
“Professor X would be extraordinarily cautious and vigilant, and perhaps feel a little anxious because there’s something potentially dangerous about this man, and I think that would put Professor Xavier on his guard.”
Stewart then went straight into his involvement in the film. This time he came clean, confirming that it was his voice with parts of his body shown in the footage. For some reason, though, Stewart says he didn’t even recognize his own voice and didn’t think much of the commercial when it aired during the Super Bowl. He also didn’t know his name had gone viral that night and was pleasantly surprised to see so many fans happy about his return, all based on that brief, subtle tease in the trailer.
“I had turned my phone off at the time it happened so I didn’t hear anything. It wasn’t until the next morning that I woke up and looked at my phone and discovered that I had been bombarded with responses. My PR people had sent me feedback that they had details of and passed on to me.
I didn’t actually recognise my own voice. It sounded different. If I had a cold or something at the time, I don’t know. But I was amazed. All they saw was the back of my shoulder and I think my earlobe, nothing else that there would have been that many connections.