It was a sad time when comic book fans sat down to watch X-Men: The Last Stand. A) It was a terrible, terrible movie and B) because they fucking killed off Charles Xavier. Good lord, that was a stupid thing to do. I still shake a fist at director Brett Ratner for slapping fans across the face with such blasphemy. Anyway, with his death we assumed we’d no longer see Sir Patrick Stewart return as the resident father figure to the mutant heroes. Like most departed comic-book characters, however, we knew he wouldn’t stay dead. Good ‘ole “Wheels” will be back for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The question is “how”?
Stewart recently attended Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas this past weekend, and while he didn’t flat-out say how his return was decided, he did go on to say it would be explained:
“It’s interesting, its possibly 6 or 7 years since X-Men 3 when you recall Charles Xavier was vaporized by… what’s her name, Jean Grey. And you are asking yourself, ‘Well if you were vaporized, how can you be in the next X-Men movie?’ Anybody got any ideas how that came about? There will be an explanation, but it was a little puzzling to me cause I thought my X-Men days were over, but not so. So something to look forward to, cause there’s not much to look forward to these days really.”
“I thought my X-Men days were over” Oh Stewart, you silly genius you! Check out the entire video below where Patrick compliments his co-stars and where a fan in the audience decides to shout out his theory, to which Stewart acknowledges. We aren’t sure if it’s true or not, but seeing as we all know what we see in movies is true, Patrick could have simply used his psychic powers to plant that theory.
Source: Comic Book Movie