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Logan director James Mangold reveals first look at old friend Professor X

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In the upcoming Wolverine-centric film, Logan, the regenerating hero will be joined by his “old friend.” 

Director James Mangold shared a photo of Patrick Stewart Thursday on Twitter, noting the camera lens and aperture it took to capture the up-close shot. Stewart returns for his role of Charles “Professor X” Xavier, with an aged look that furthers speculation of an “Old Man Logan” plot. 

Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, also shared the pic of Stewart, calling him “Old friend.” The Green Room actor replied, teasing even more of what will come in the next installment. “True, as are you,” wrote Stewart. “But Logan will show us as so much more.”

Stewart followed up the release of his character’s upcoming look by sharing the official Logan poster on Instagram. “Standby and listen up. Logan. Out March 3,” he wrote.

The official title of the next film in the X-Men franchise was revealed Wednesday via billboard.

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STANDBY AND LISTEN UP. Logan. Out March 3rd.

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