Patrick Stewart says Professor X will return in Doctor Strange 2.

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.

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