Ever since the official trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released last week, fans’ theories and speculations were unleashed all over the internet. And the best one is definitely that Patrick Stewart was spotted in the trailer. Well, not exactly spotted, but there was some guy whose face we could not see, but he sounded awfully familiar, and it didn’t take long for fans to figure out who that might be.
Patrick Stewart debuted as Charles Xavier/Professor X in the original X-Men movie in 2000. He reprised the role multiple times during the next 17 years, and currently, his last appearance was in 2017’s Logan, a movie that also marked the final appearance of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Jackman’s involvement in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is also one of many theories surrounding this upcoming MCU movie.
Now, Stewart was asked about his return as Professor X, and Stewart offered a simple answer:
“You know, people have been imitating my voice ever since I came on the stage 60 years ago. So, I can’t be held responsible for that.” — Patrick Stewart for ComicBook.com
So, the situation is pretty clear, either Stewart really wasn’t that guy in the trailer, or he doesn’t want anyone to know that it was him. Or he just can’t say, which is also very likely. Remember Andrew Garfield’s situation with Spider-Man: No Way Home, and the same thing might be repeating again with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool, who is also on the list of possible cameos in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel.
Sam Raimi, best known as the director of the Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire is back at Marvel to direct this upcoming Multiversal spectacle. Benedict Cumberbatch reprises the role of the titular Master of the Mystic Arts, and Elizabeth Olsen is also returning as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.