In 2000, actor Patrick Stewart appeared in the Marvel comic book movie, X-Men, where he played the role of Professor Charles Xavier. As the founder of the eponymous mutant super hero team, Xavier was an important figure head in the film, and thanks to Stewart’s performance, he made Xavier a fan-favourite character too.
Due to the success of X-Men at the worldwide box office, further X-Men movies soon followed, with Patrick Stewart returning to reprise the role of Xavier for multiple sequels and spin-offs. The actor didn’t feature in every X-Men movie, but he did appear in a large number.
In 2020, Stewart also popped up in another Marvel movie, once again playing the role of Professor X. But in total, how many times has Patrick Stewart played Professor Charles Xavier in a Marvel movie?
For all the answers and more, keep reading. You might be surprised to discover, it’s more than you think!
How many times does Patrick Stewart play Professor Charles Xavier in a Marvel movie?
To date, Patrick Stewart has played Professor Charles Xavier in eight Marvel movies. The films include:
- X-Men (2000)
- X2: X-Men United (aka X-Men 2) (2003)
- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
- The Wolverine (2013)
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
- Logan (2017)
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Are all of the movies part of the same series?
X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Logan, are all part of the same series. Patrick Stewart plays Professor Xavier at different points in time, across the various timelines of the X-Men movie series.
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Patrick Stewart plays a different version (i.e. a variant) of Professor Charles Xavier. This version of Xavier comes from one of the alternate universes from across the multiverse.
How many times is Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier killed off in the Marvel movies?
Due to the various alternate realities, timelines, and universes that exist in the movies (especially in the X-Men films), Professor Xavier is killed off multiple times in the Marvel films. In total, the character is killed off three times.
Xavier dies in X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In X-Men: The Last Stand Xavier is killed by Jean Grey/Phoenix, in Logan he is killed by X-23, and in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness he is killed by Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
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