Used to be there could be no conceived X-Men movie without Sir Ian McKellen, but that was a world before prequels and standalones. The actor hasn't been in all the X-Men movies, but when it came time for Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman to shoot Logan, he was missed.
In an interview with Mashable, Jackman noted how political the X-Men stories are, comparing Charles Xavier to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Magneto to figures like Malcolm X and Che Guevara.
In Logan, the Professor and his unlikely protegé are joined by Caliban (Stephen Merchant), a new mutant who can sense approaching threats.
Stewart and McKellen have one of the great bromances in cinematic history, including four X-Men movies and a Broadway run of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. But in Logan, we never find out if Magneto is dead or alive...so he's probably in a high-roller suite somewhere, living large.
"It'll be fabulous, whatever it is," Jackman laughed.
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