Avengers Secret Wars: Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart ‘in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Talks’

Following Fox’s merger with Disney, the rights for the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool went to Marvel Studios. Fans rejoiced when Sir Patrick Stewart played a variant of Professor X from Earth-838 in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and now it sounds like that wasn’t the last we’ll be seeing of him.

The 82-year-old’s Charles Xavier was killed off yet again in Doctor Strange 2, but with variants across the Marvel multiverse, he can return as much as he likes.

Now Giant Freaking Robot’s trusted and proven sources claim that Stewart is in talks for Ryan Reynolds’ MCU debut in Deadpool 3.

Given that James McAvoy’s younger version of Professor X cameoed in Deadpool 2, this seems very much in the realm of possibility and we wouldn’t be surprised if the elder actor showed up in Avengers Secret Wars too. After all, a different report is claiming exactly that for Sir Ian McKellen’s Magneto.

Truth be told, a similar outlet guarantees that McKellen will repeat his X-Men character in Justice fighters Secret Conflicts.

Once more, this seems OK as the first comic book storyline sees the Wonder multiverse impact.

So in addition to the fact that we be could seen the 83-year-old Lord of the Rings entertainer playing Magneto gain yet additionally, as this report guarantees, his more youthful form depicted by Michael Fassbender.

There have even been rumblings that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine could be restored as a variation after his demise in Logan for Vindicators Secret Conflicts as well.

Other late bits of hearsay incorporate Nicolas Enclosure repeating Phantom Rider from the Fox motion pictures. Also, obviously, variants or time traveling variants of Chris Evans’ Skipper America and Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man. With the Wonder multiverse opening up, the sky is the limit now for the MCU.

Avengers Secret Wars hits cinemas on November 7, 2025 and will follow Avengers The Kang Dynasty on May 2, 2025.

 

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