“We should tell him the truth.” It’s just six words contained within the latest trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. You can’t really perceive who is saying them. But with a voice that distinct, it’s a really safe bet that Patrick Stewart’s Professor X will be appearing in the latest Marvel blockbuster. Rumors of a Professor X cameo have been rife since the initial trailer debuted, and now, there seems to be some concrete proof the X-Men alum will appear.

A new Screen X version of the trailer, which lasts no more than thirty seconds, includes a snippet of dialogue and appears to show a bald head hovering in the top right of the screen. 

We highly doubt Obadiah Stane has returned from the grave.

With just about every name in Hollywood linked to the project – from Daniel Craig to Jon Hamm to Tom Cruise – it seems unlikely that the Strange sequel will be a big name fest. But the latest trailer does appear to confirm Stewart’s role. What’s more, judging by his movement, it also looks like Professor X will be appearing in a hoverchair – something the character had in both the comic books and X-Men: The Animated Series. 

The hoverchair has never been used in the live-action X-Men films to date, meaning we could be seeing a different “version” of Professor X, even if he is still being played by Patrick Stewart. The multiverse setting, as we saw in Spider-Man: No Way Home allows the Marvel writers to play around with timelines, actors, and characterisations. Everything that we think we know about Stephen Strange (and Professor X) to date could potentially have no bearing on what will unfold. 

It’s likely that the Multiverse of Madness will be used to re-launch the X-Men characters (and a rumoured new animated series), but it is understood that the characters will not be making a return to the main MCU timeline. 

With the Professor X cameo seemingly confirmed, we cannot wait to see if any other MCU characters – or alternate versions of them – appear when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits cinemas on May 6.