X-Men: Apocalypse co-producer Hutch Parker has confirmed Sir Patrick Stewart's return as Professor X for the final chapter of the Wolverine trilogy. The 75-year-old actor played the mutant character that has the power to control the minds of others, in previous instalments of the franchise has.
"I am [involved in Wolverine 3], in fact I'm on loan from them right now... I will confirm that Patrick Stewart is part of the film," Parker told Collider in an interview.
"I'm not going to tease much, we're really trying to do something – look you asked your earlier question, it's the right one, which is 'How do you follow these movies up?' And [director] Jim Mangold and Hugh were really intent on trying to do something unique and different with this," Parker added.
"That's what we're setting out to do. I'm not going to tip how, but I'm hoping that you guys will really love it, I think it's really, really special," the producer added.
Meanwhile, Stewart also confirmed his role in the movie via Facebook. He wrote in a post: "Worst kept secret. #ProfessorX #Wolverine3."
The actor who plays professor Charles Xavier in the franchise had previously said: "I understand that Professor Xavier will be making more than an appearance, however, and that intrigues me."
Moreover, Hugh Jackman will reprise his role of the Adamantium-clawed mutant for the last time. The Real Steel actor said that he is hoping for a father-son relationship between Wolverine and Professor X.
Further, producer Simon Kinberg teased that the movie will be Rated R and will be a "very radical, bold, different Wolverine [movie]". Last week, Kinberg had confirmed that Professor X will appear in The New Mutants as well.
Wolverine 3 is scheduled to hit theatres on 3 March 2017.