Patrick Stewart Originally Dismayed at Professor X’s Comic-Accurate Wheelchair
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A lot of fans were excited to see the return of Patrick Stewart as Professor X—especially with the comic-accurate hover chair from the 90s. You know who wasn’t excited though? Stewart himself.
Talking to Variety, Stewart shares how he was originally ‘dismayed’ when he first saw the yellow chair. He says:
“It was very unlike the Porsche that I was driving in the films. That was a very fast, very manipulative wheelchair. And when I first saw the monster that I was going to be driving in this one, I was dismayed. But it was fine. It worked very well. I had to bring it to a stop before a flight of stairs. That was my only concern, was that I would somehow get out of control and go all the way down the stairs in this thing! But it was a very, very different world from the “X-Men” movies, with references here and there, of course. But I was very, very happy.”
Surprisingly, Stewart’s role in the movie was a lot larger than some expected. If anything, he’s the only member of the Illuminati that really managed to shine throughout the film. The rest kind of just died unceremoniously, if you ask me.
Though it was great to see Stewart back, I am all ready for a complete reboot of the franchise for the MCU. There’s so much potential for the character moving forward, and I just hope Marvel doesn’t fall in some kind of nostalgia hole that’s been growing since Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters.
Catch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now screening in a cinemas near you.