Patrick Stewart‘s involvement in “Wolverine 3” is no longer a hush-hush top secret.

Plenty of rumours have emerged online ever since the 75-year-old actor hinted that the older versions of Professor X and Magneto will return to the “X-Men” Universe. And today, while speaking with Collider, the actor finally (and once again) confirmed that he will indeed return to reprise his role as Professor X in the 3rd “Wolverine” standalone movie.

Patrick Stewart as Professor X
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“I think what you say is true. There is a project in development. I understand that Professor Xavier will be making more than an appearance, however, and that intrigues me,” Stewart said.

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As it was recently rumoured that the film will be adapting Mark Millar‘s “Old Man Logan” storyline, he jokingly added:

And the idea of an old Wolverine – I’m really looking forward to Hugh Jackman getting old. You know, damn him. He looks so great! So I’m hoping to see him covered in prosthetics, you know? And then he’ll make me look better if that’s the case.

20th Century Fox has yet to confirm the report, but we do know that Stewart’s Xavier already met Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine at the end of “X-Men: Days of Future Past“. The story might take place right after the events of that sequel, should he appear in the final “Wolverine” standalone film. At time of writing, it is unclear whether Ian McKellen will return to reprise his role as Magneto.

Check out Collider’s full video interview with Patrick Stewart below:

The 3rd “Wolverine” movie, which has been in development since 2013, will see the return of Jackman in the titular role. He is currently working on this film with director James Mangold and writer Michael Green. He will be seen next in “X-Men: Apocalypse” with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, which is set to be released on 27th May 2016.

The “X-Men” spin-off films, “Deadpool” and “Gambit”, will be released on 12th Feb 2016 and 7th Oct 2016 respectively while “Wolverine 3” is slated for release on 3rd March 2017.

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Source: Collider.

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