Patrick Stewart Worries For X-Men Fans

May 16, 2006

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Avoid reading this if you care about plot details to X-Men 3, because this is what the kids are calling a "spoiler." Maybe I'm just out of the loop, but apparently it's being said that Professor Xavier, the bald leader of the X-Men, will die in the third film:

PATRICK STEWART fears fans will be scarred by the end of the final X-MEN movie because his character suffers a demise that even disturbed him. PROFESSOR CHARLES XAVIER meets a grisly end at the end of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and Stewart is concerned about the effect it might have on devotees of the comic book series.

I couldn't agree more with Stewart's concern about fan reaction to Xaver's death. I'm sure we all remember the great Spock Hunger Strike of 1982, following the death of the beloved character in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, when fans rallied together and starved themselves for upwards of four days, consuming only the occasional Mountain Dew. Or the great Obi-Wan Shower Strike of '77, which many fans still cling to by showering only after extended Dance Dance Revolution sessions. If there's one thing fanatical audiences won't tolerate, it's the untimely death of a character. That, and any form of physical exertion.

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