Patrick Stewart on how Logan is the culmination of 16 years of X-Men films

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Dec 1, 2017, 5:49 PM EST (Updated)

Patrick Stewart might not have been named Sexiest Man Alive (yet), but the actor has been a staple in the X-Men franchise since it began in 2000. And (spoilers!) his role came to an end this year with Logan.

During a discussion alongside Logan director James Mangold as part of Deadline’s The Contenders pre-awards season series, Stewart said he believes Logan is what the other X-Men films had all been leading up to for his character.

"All those movies, all those years ... it was all, it feels to me, to be working towards this moment of Logan when so many things were encapsulated in this movie. So many unanswered questions were attempted to be answered."

Stewart also spoke about the fun he and Hugh Jackman (who also ended his time as Wolverine in Logan) had while working together and how rewarding it was as an actor to play a role that went through so much over a decade and a half.

Mangold took time to talk about his goal of making Logan a "more humane" movie, which sometimes clashed with the ideas of what people think a superhero film should be — even saying that "superhero" isn't a genre at all. Well, no matter what you call it, we'll take more movies like Logan, please.

Watch the interview below:

(via Deadline)