ORIGINAL:Patrick Stewart; X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men:
The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (uncredited), The Wolverine
(uncredited), X-Men: Days of Future Past
PREQUEL:James McAvoy;X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse
BREAKDOWN: Charles Xavier, known to his students as
Professor X, is the surrogate father to the X-Men. Xavier has the most
powerful mind on the planet, and while he could easily destroy anyone
who crosses him, he chooses to use his powers for the better of mankind.
He is the definition of a leader, in the comics and films alike. So,
which incarnation led them better? It’s a tough call considering both
portrayals of the character are pretty spot-on. McAvoy’s Xavier manages
to be cheerful, charming and incredibly hopeful for a brighter future.
While Stewart’s version is far more serious and jaded after his dark
past, he was also the one person who could teach and lead Wolverine, no
easy task. Stewart may not have as many jokes as McAvoy, but he
represents a true authority figure, a man worth following into a
brighter future, hopefully.