Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men and the school for gifted children, plays a part in the newest TV spot for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Patrick Stewart, who plays Xavier in all of the previous X-Men films, lends his voice to narrate the ad and help tie the Wolverine-centric prequel into the rest of the franchise. I wonder if he’ll do the same for the upcoming X-Men: First Class film? I find it difficult to imagine someone else playing the role. Perhaps they can use that de-aging technology that they employed for X-Men: The Last Stand.

Watch the video and see what you think:

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The short trailer also provides some new scenes that we’ve not seen in previous teasers but it also displays some of the poor CGI. The scenes with Gambit doing crazy acrobatics and Sabretooth running like an animal through the school after Cyclops look awful to me. Why didn’t they use some wire-work like they did with Nightcrawler in X-Men 2 so it looks at least somewhat realistic?

I hope that turns out better in the finished film.

What do you think of the TV spot and will you be seeing this movie next week?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine finally opens next Friday, May 1st and I’ll be there.