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New Wolverine film 'probably the end of the franchise' for Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart, who plays Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, says that the forthcoming Wolverine film is likely to be his last appearance in the franchise.

Filming is currently under way on The Wolverine sequel which is due for release in March next year. Speaking to our reporter Adam Fowler at the University of Huddersfield earlier, Sir Patrick said:

I would imagine this is probably the end of this franchise for me. But the thing about science fiction and fantasy is that you can never, ever say it's the end, it's over.

– Sir Patrick Stewart

The as-yet-untitled Wolverine film will mark Sir Patrick Stewart's seventh appearance as the character (including cameos in the previous two films). Star Hugh Jackman has already said it will be his last outing in the titular role.

Sir Patrick went on to say that in this film, he will play a 'very different Charles Xavier... nothing like the Charles Xavier you've seen in the past'.


Sir Patrick Stewart backs campaign to save Huddersfield A&E

The actor Sir Patrick Stewart has tweeted his support for a campaign to save Huddersfield's A&E department. The Mirfield born star says the closure would be a "grave mistake."

The department's future is in doubt with plans being considered by the trust which runs hospitals in Huddersfield and Halifax.

It wants just one A&E department, which would be at Halifax not Huddersfield.

Duke of York goes 'vulcan' on Sir Patrick Stewart

The Duke of York has taken centre stage today at Huddersfield University as he was officially installed as the new Chancellor.

He takes on the starring role from from Hollywood actor Sir Patrick Stewart who has been Chancellor since 2004.

Prince Andrew decided to say his thanks and farewells to the Star Trek actor in the only way a trekkie would understand.

Sir Patrick Stewart to step down as Chancellor of Huddersfield University

Sir Patrick Stewart has announced he will step down as Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield.

Credit: Press Association

The actor, born in Mirfield, has held the position at the institution for 12 years.

He regularly presided over events such as graduation ceremonies, often leading processions through the streets, wearing his Chancellor’s robes. He also met large numbers of students and staff and acted as an overseas ambassador for the University of Huddersfield during his travels and on official visits to destinations, such as Hong Kong and China.

It is expected that Sir Patrick will step down as Chancellor after this summer’s graduation ceremonies, but as yet there is no news of a successor.

I am extremely proud of the University of Huddersfield and all it has achieved. Although I am standing down from my role as Chancellor you can be sure I will still be taking every opportunity to talk about the University and I look forward to continuing to meet Huddersfield graduates around the world.

– Sir Patrick Stewart


Sir Patrick Stewart to preside over graduation ceremonies

Sir Patrick Stewart Credit: Press Association

Sir Patrick Stewart will be donning academic robes this week to preside over the graduation ceremonies for students at the University of Huddersfield.

The actor, who is the university's Chancellor, will today also be leading a 170-strong procession of university graduates and guests – including Yorkshire Tour de France supremo Sir Rodney Walker – through the streets of the town

Sir Rodney is to receive an honorary doctorate at the graduation. He has had a recent high profile as chair of the company that organised the successful Tour de France stages in Yorkshire.

Sir Patrick Stewart sorts out Ukraine situation...sort of

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