Patrick Stewart Was “Astonished” That Fans Discovered His MCU Debut

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Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X

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Patrick Stewart was surprised that fans spotted him in the trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange seems to be in some trouble as the former Sorcerer Supreme is going to be needing all the help he can get. The Multiverse has been unleashed and now the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to change in a big way. Fans already got a glimpse of the possibilities that the Multiverse offers in Loki and Spider-Man No Way Home (2021) when Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man characters appeared on screen with Tom Holland.

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man (right), Tom Holland as Spider-Man (middle), and Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man (left)
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The Spider-Men all together have caused theaters to explode with excitement all over the world, but Marvel is far from done with exploring variants in the Multiverse. Fans already know that Doctor Strange and Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch will have several variants in the film.

Stewart has been involved with Marvel movies for a long time — first appearing in X-Men (2000) — and after confirming his role in the MCU, the legendary actor will be reprising his role as Charles Xavier/Professor X. In the beginning, Stewart has deflected his involvement in the film by saying that anybody could impersonate him, or by not knowing who Doctor Strange is.

Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X in X-Men
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Now, the actor has admitted in a recent interview on Jake’s Takes YouTube channel that he is indeed in the film:

“Well, I had my phone turned off as it happened, so I didn’t hear anything. It wasn’t until the next morning when I woke up and looked at my phone and found that I had been bombarded with responses and that my PR people had sent me reactions that they had detailed and passed onto me… I actually didn’t recognize my own voice, it sounded different. Whether I had a cold or something at the time, I don’t know. But I was astonished, and all they saw was the back of my shoulder, and I think my earlobe, nothing else. There would have been so many connections made. But, uh, it pleased me.”

(L-R) Halle Berry as Storm, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Ian McKellen as Magneto
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Stewart should know that it doesn’t take much for fans to spot certain details in trailers or posters. Fans have already found many secrets teases for what Doctor Strange 2 will bring and one of the prominent rumors is that the X-Men will make an appearance in the Doctor Strange sequel. Now that fans know that Xavier is in the movie, it isn’t too hard to believe that more X-Men members will show up in the film.

Fans have wanted the X-Men in the MCU for a long time and it seems that the wait for them to make their first appearance won’t be too far away.

More on Doctor Strange 2

(L) America Chavez talking to (R) Defender Strange who seems to be saving them with his magic
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Doctor Strange 2 is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange in the main timeline, but he will also play other variants in the movie such as Zombie Strange, Defender Strange, and Strange Supreme. The movie will also star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch/Wanda MaximoffAmerica Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), Wong as the Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Wong), Mordo, (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Rintrah (Adam Hugill), Charles Xavier/Professor X (Sir Patrick Stewart), and potentially other characters from the Marvel universe.

The MCU is just beginning to add more superhero teams into the Marvel universe because now, the Avengers need all the help they can get. It is only a matter of time before we see the Young Avengers, Illuminati, DefendersMidnight SonsX-MenFantastic Four, and the Thunderbolts enter the MCU.

(L-R) Rachel McAdams as Christina Palmer, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez AKA Miss America in Multiverse of Madness Trailer
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Did you recognize Patrick Stewart’s voice in the Doctor Strange trailer? Do you think the X-Men will make an appearance in Doctor Strange 2? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

There are many things to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe while we wait for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. On Disney+  you can expect Moon Knight on March 30, Ms. Marvel in Summer 2022, and She-Hulk to debut this year. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness comes out on May 6, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.

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