The ScreenX trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness subtly confirms Patrick Stewarts Professor X will have his iconic hoverchair from the comics. The multiverse offers remarkable storytelling possibilities for Marvel Studios allowing their heroes to learn from other versions of themselves. Its also a useful plot device for tying all the various Marvel movies and TV shows together simply by explaining non MCU productions are simply part of the same multiverse.Spider Man No Way Home saw Tom Hollands Peter Parker team up with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguires. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness promises to take things one step further however possibly introducing a multiversal Illuminati which includes Professor X played by a returning Patrick Stewart. Its currently unclear whether hell actually be playing a version of Professor X from the Fox films or a variant from another dimension whos very similar.
A new ScreenX version of the trailer via CGV for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has just been released and it confirms there will be one major difference between this Professor X and previous big screen versions. Hell have a hoverchair a device Charles Xavier used in the comics and the classic X Men The Animated Series. Its easy to miss but at 0012 0013 the ScreenX shot shows a head rest behind Professor X thats similar to some versions of the hover chair and both he and the head rest are clearly moving smoothly towards Doctor Strange.Its interesting to note Marvel has commissioned a revival of the classic X Men The Animated Series. Little is known of this project bar the fact that Professor X is apparently missing with his voice actor Cedric Smith one of the few original cast members whos not returning. It had been assumed this meant the TV series would follow on from the final episode Graduation Day in which Xavier left Earth with Lilandra but its entirely possible theres a time jump with its version of Professor X entering the multiverse. If that is indeed the case Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will indeed serve to re launch the X Men but not in the main MCU timeline.
In the comics Professor Xs hoverchair was actually based on alien Shiar technology. The X Men helped overthrow a tyrannical Shiar emperor and Professor X had a relationship with his successor the Empress Lilandra the current ruler of the Shiar Empire is actually their daughter Xandra. Events played out rather differently in the X Men The Animated Series timeline with the hoverchair created by advanced Terrestrial science. The X Men only encountered the Shiar years after Xavier began to ride it. The iconic hoverchair never appeared in the Fox films raising the possibility this variant of Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is one whos never been seen before even if he is played by Patrick Stewart.