'X-Men: Apocalypse' won't return stars Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen

The classically trained actors won't star in the 2016 blockbuster.

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Published Mon, Jan 19 2015 5:38 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:10 PM CST

Sir Patrick Stewart, known best to audiences as Captain Picard on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and Professor X in the 'X-Men' movie franchise, has been somewhat of a lucky charm for the series, having appeared in all the films and spin-offs except for 2011's 'X-Men: First Class'. Well, it now looks that Stewart and co-star Ian McKellen will be sitting out the next X adventure; 'Apocalypse'.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' won't return stars Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen | TweakTown.com

Interviewed by Larry King (via Yahoo! News), Stewart was asked whether he would return, and gave a very forthright answer:

"No. Nor Sir Ian McKellen, either. 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."

'X-Men: Apocalypse' will hit US theatres on May 27, 2016 and looks to return the complete cast of younger X-Men characters, including Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, and may also feature the debut of Channing Tatum as Gambit.

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Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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