If Fox producing a movie version of one of the greatest X-Men stories of all time wasn’t enough, it now looks as if the original Professor X will be returning in one way or another. Newsarama has a report from the 2012 Montreal Comic Convention where Patrick Stewart confirmed that he will be reprising his role of Xavier:
when asked directly by a fan during his Q&A panel, the Englishman gave a knowing smile and spoke the words many have been waiting to hear: “I think there is every possibility.”
He proceeded to enthusiastically run down the list of his female co-stars: “Halle Berry! Famke Janssen! Rebecca Stamos! Anna Paquin!” The crowd roared back with delight, opting not to point out his mistake regarding Rebecca Romijn’s current last name. He continued, saying “yes, I’ll be reprising…” only to be cut off by his son Daniel, who proceeded to throw out the names of his father’s male co-stars, Hugh Jackman and Sir Ian McKellen.
As Days of Future Past involves the younger characters seeing the future, it’s very possible the original cast can show up in the “Future” parts of the movie.