Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart Join the Guinness World Records.
Actors Performing Wolverine and Professor Xavier Win Record of ‘Longer Career as a Marvel Superhero’.
The actors have played the characters for 16 years. It is not for nothing that we say that Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are the eternal Wolverine and Professor Xavier.
The time they spent as members of the X-Men will go down in history.
Guinness World Records announced last Wednesday that Jackman and Stewart will enter the record book for “Marvel’s longest-running superhero career.”
Thanks to his journey that began in 2000 with X-Men – The Movie and ended in 2016, with Logan, the two played the roles for 16 years and 228 days officially.
The two will be added in the 2020 edition of the book.
Stewart shared a video of Jackman discovering that he reached the record with a message from the interpreter of Xavier to the eternal Logan, and a celebration with dancers especially for Hugh, who is also involved with musicals and recently announced a tour of shows by the United States.
This is an excellent achievement for Jackman and Stewart, something they probably did not imagine when they first took the roles.
Despite the franchise’s ups and downs, they both continued to delve deeper into these characters.
Jackman made nine appearances as Wolverine, while Stewart had seven as Charles Xavier.
The good news for Jackman and Stewart is that they can not stop here since their record is about to been broken in a few years.
Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jon Favreau – performers of Tony Stark, Nick Fury, Pepper Potts and Happy since Iron Man (2008) – have the best chances to break the record – and they are still five years of doing so.
With the outcome of Avengers: Endgame and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in check, we do not know if our characters will survive to tell the story.
Downey Jr. and Paltrow are expected to leave the MCU after Endgame, while Jackson and Favreau will appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and if they remain in Marvel until 2025, they will be able to snatch this record.
Others who have a chance to reach that number, considering their future at MCU are Scarlett Johansson, who started playing Iron Man 2 (2010), and Chris Hemsworth, who lives the God of Thunder since Thor (2011).
But until then, the names of Jackman and Stewart will continue to have this title, and it’s all thanks to the X-Men.