After a long bout of denials, Patrick Stewart finally confirmed that it was him in the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer. He would still not confirm that the character is, in fact, Professor X but during an interview with Jake’s Takes he did offer his insight into how the famous X-Man founder would confront Strange. In a way, he is teasing the approach he may have taken with the character once he comes face-to-face with the almost Sorcerer Supreme in the sequel. He highlights that Professor X would be a bit more cautious when it comes to the good doctor, even if he has good intentions.
Professor X would be extraordinarily cautious and watchful and perhaps be a little insecure because there’s something that is potentially dangerous about this man.Patrick Stewart
Professor X has always been a rather hesitant person when it came to threats. He isn’t going to jump headfirst into trouble, especially with someone as powerful as Doctor Strange. We don’t know how much the Illuminati know in the upcoming sequel, but if they have him on trial, something is definitely going very wrong throughout the multiversal storyline. Who knows if they might even have the wrong version captured, as we see many Variant throughout the trailers. For now, we can only speculate.