It seems the future movies of MCU will be filled with major superhero crossovers. With the upcoming projects filled with major characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming together against a common enemy. Other than being crossover events these upcoming projects have also given hints on them being vehicles for other characters to make their first appearances. This comes as a surprise and also increases the anticipation for these movies. The deal with 20th Century Fox has given us an idea of the many characters that might show up in the future going with MCU. Now, Professor X is rumored to debut in the MCU in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Professor X has had two earlier interpretations in the 20th Century Fox. The 2000 movie, X-Men introduced us to the mutants for the first time in live-action. This was one of the most important movies as this introduces us to the wide world of Marvel characters. Professor X was played by Patrick Stewart and it was very well received by the fans. This movie even gave us the most important X-Men characters in the form of Wolverine, as played by Hugh Jackman.
Following the failure of X-Men: The Last Stand we thought we were going to get the last look at Xavier due to him being killed off in the movie. This was not the case as the then reboot/prequel movie, X-Men: First Class showed us a new rendition of the characters. This time we saw a much younger version of Xavier as played by James McAvoy. This rendition was then connected with the previous movies using the plot of X-Men: Days of Future Past. We got to see one of the most epic scenes as both these renditions of Xavier communicate with each other telepathically. Logan, one of the best movies from the X-Men universe showed us a demise for both Wolverine and Professor X.
Where we are headed
The trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home proved that the theories regarding all the possible comebacks for the movie are true. We saw the return of some of the most important characters from the other Spider-Man movies. We got to see Doctor Strange and Spider-Man come together in order to save the Multiverse. It is fairly obvious that we might get to see a lot of the characters from other Spider-Man movies come back.
While we get to see Doctor Strange probably trying to save the multiverse with Spider-man, the next Doctor Strange will probably see him trying to save the further effects of the multiverse. Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen is also supposed to make an appearance, to help him out with that maybe. Even Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, will make an appearance. With the multiverse opening, there is a chance of various other characters also making an appearance in this movie.
Professor X Rumored To Debut
Daniel Richtman, a trusted source had confirmed the possibility of an X-Men or Fantastic Four character battling out with Scarlet Witch. Two websites recently showed the news with the possibility of Professor Xavier being the one making the appearance. Both Moviescoop.com and Vieweranon confirmed that Professor Xavier will be the returning character from the fox-verse.
I’ve been hearing stuff about DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS and if it’s true it’s just bonkers as shit.
But because it’s out there from other people: Wanda is the villain of the movie and she does have a confrontation with Xavier (and Captain Carter among others, so What If… comes into play)
While the multiverse only opens up the chances of this return to a larger scale. But the question is who might we get to see. Patrick Stewart had confirmed that Logan was his last appearance in that character. This only leaves James McAvoy to make his return to the role. While this might just be a small appearance, we will eventually get our own version of Professor X for the MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on 25 March 2022.