Los Angeles - Sir Ian McKellen won't be returning to the X Men franchise.
The 76-year-old-actor - who had previously played the role of Magneto in the sci-fi movies - has confirmed that he won't be returning to the role in the much-loved Marvel series.
When asked if the rumours that he will be joining the cast on the latest film were true, Sir Ian said: "I haven't heard that, I don't think I am, no, no, they are currently making the film and I'm not in it.
"You want to be in movies people want to see, I always thought the X Men stories were superior to my taste, to any other fantasy movies."
Opening up about how he feels about not being a part of the X Men family anymore, the star said he's glad he isn't getting "caught up in blockbusters".
He told Digital Spy: "I was very happy to be a part of the films but I have other things to be doing.
"I've just done Mr. Holmes, I just done some filming for a sitcom, a film for BBC TV with Anthony Hopkins, so there are compensations for not getting caught up in blockbusters."
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