Age catches up to everyone, especially when you’re the perennially-stressed leader of the X-Men. Professor Xavier’s perfectly bald head almost seemed ageless, but just like Wolverine, the pressures of time have caught up to him in Logan.
The last time we saw Professor X was in X-Men: Apocalypse as a much younger version of himself (played by James McAvoy). But in Logan, someone hit the “fast-forward” button hardcore on Sir Patrick Stewart’s Professor X. It looks like Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine won’t be the only “Old Man” in the film, which will be a dark, bloody riff on the “Old Man Logan” storyline.
A new picture reveals Professor X looking old as death itself with milky eyes and liver spots aplenty.
Alongside this confirmation of Professor X as a character, we now also know that Mister Sinister and the “Essex Corp” (featured in the after-credits scene in Apocalypse) will be the main villains to watch out for in Logan. Mr. Sinister, with his immortality, telepathy, superhuman strength, shapeshifting, and regeneration will be a formidable foe for Hugh Jackman’s last go as Wolverine.
We can assume that Mr. Sinister’s presence will be the main catalyst for the creation of Wolverine’s successor. Remember that Essex Corp took samples of Logan’s blood at the end of Apocalypse which is the perfect beginning for, say, a clone such as X-23, the female version of Wolverine (also confirmed to be in the film).
We’ll know more plot details as we get closer to the film’s official release on March 3, 2017.