Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘s name already comes with high expectations, as it seems like the multiverse opens up the franchise to countless potential cameos. The final trailer including the voice of Patrick Stewart just further sparked that potential, as now people are wondering who else might appear. Nicolas Cage recently denied that he would have a potential appearance in the upcoming MCU film, but it looks like we can add one more legacy actor to the list.
James McAvoy was asked during an Instagram live stream if we can expect him also to return as Charles Xavier in the upcoming MCU sequel. Yet, he swiftly shot down any theories with a loud “No” before moving on with the topic. So, it seems we might only expect one version of Charles Xavier to make his debut in the MCU with the upcoming film, even if even Stewart had some fun denying that the voice clip was from him before finally confirming.
It’s kind of funny rewatching the video in just how fast he responds to the question. While it’s a shame, it does make sense they might not want to stuff the film with every single character that was ever shown in a past Marvel film. While we’re excited about the potential, the film’s core narrative should remain its main focus. It’s uncertain what we can expect but the wait won’t be too much longer as the film finally releases on May 6th.
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