X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Poster

James McAvoy: Charles Xavier

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  • [last lines] 

    Charles Xavier : The past: a new and uncertain world. A world of endless possibilities and infinite outcomes. Countless choices define our fate: each choice, each moment, a moment in the ripple of time. Enough ripple, and you change the tide... for the future is never truly set.

  • Hank McCoy : What if, whatever we do can't be changed? What if Raven will kill Trask anyway? What if that is who she is?

    Charles Xavier : Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever.

  • Erik Lehnsherr : I didn't kill the President.

    Charles Xavier : The bullet curved, Erik.

    Erik Lehnsherr : Because I was trying to save him. They took me out before I could.

    Charles Xavier : [looks at Erik]  Why would you try and save him?

    Erik Lehnsherr : Because he was one of us.

  • Charles Xavier : I'm just not very good with violence...

    [the elevator doors open and Charles sees Erik] 

    Erik Lehnsherr : Charles.

    [Charles punches him, knocking Erik to the ground, then winces in pain himself] 

    Erik Lehnsherr : Good to see you too, old friend.

  • [Charles reads Logan's mind, and appears in the future] 

    Professor X : Charles.

    Charles Xavier : Charles.

    [looks around] 

    Charles Xavier : Is this what becomes of us? Erik was right. Humanity does this to us.

    Professor X : Not if we show them a better path.

    Charles Xavier : You still believe?

    Professor X : Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever. Sometimes, we all need a little help.

    Charles Xavier : I'm not the man I was. I open my mind up and it almost overwhelms me.

    Professor X : You're afraid. And Cerebro knows it.

    Charles Xavier : All those voices... so much PAIN.

    Professor X : It's not their pain you're afraid of. It's yours, Charles. And as frightening as it can be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, .it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It's the greatest gift we have: to bear their pain without breaking. And it comes from the most human part of us: hope. Charles, we need you to hope again.

  • Charles Xavier : [to Logan]  You know, I think I do remember you now. Yeah... a tall angry fellow with contentious hair. We came to you a long time ago seeking your help. And I'm gonna say to you what you said to us then: fuck off!

  • Charles Xavier : [walks down stairs as a beasted up Hank and Logan fight]  Hank? What's going on here?

    Logan : Professor?

    Charles Xavier : Please don't call me that.

    Hank McCoy : Why? You know this guy?

    Charles Xavier : Yeah... he looks slightly familiar. Get off the bloody chandelier, Hank!

    [Hank drops down from hanging on it ] 

    Logan : You can walk?

    Charles Xavier : You're a perceptive one.

    Logan : I thought Erik...

    Charles Xavier : Which makes it slightly that you managed to miss our sign on the way in. This is private property, my friend...

    [points at Hank] 

    Charles Xavier : ...I'm going to have to ask him to ask you to leave.

    Logan : Well, I'm afraid I can't do that because, uh... because I was sent here for you.

    Charles Xavier : Well, tell whoever it was that sent you that I'm... busy.

    Logan : Well, that's gonna be a little tricky. Because the person who sent me, was you.

    Charles Xavier : What?

    Logan : About fifty years from now.

    Charles Xavier : About fifty years from now? Like, in the future "fifty years from now"?

    Logan : Yeah.

    Charles Xavier : I sent you from the future?

    Logan : Yeah.

    Charles Xavier : Piss off.

  • [observing Quicksilver play against himself at table tennis] 

    Hank McCoy : He is fascinating!

    Charles Xavier : He's a pain in the ass.

  • [Charles reads Logan's mind] 

    Charles Xavier : [horrified]  You poor, poor man...

    Logan : Look past me.

    Charles Xavier : No... I don't want your suffering, I don't want your future!

    Logan : Look past my future... Look for YOUR future... That's it...

  • Charles Xavier : When did you last see her?

    Erik Lehnsherr : The day I left for Dallas.

    Charles Xavier : And how was she?

    Erik Lehnsherr : Strong. Driven. Loyal.

    Charles Xavier : How... how was she?

    Erik Lehnsherr : She was... We were... I could see why she meant so much to you. You should be proud of her, Charles. She's out there fighting for our cause.

    Charles Xavier : YOUR cause. The girl I raised, she was not capable of killing.

    Erik Lehnsherr : You didn't raise her. You grew up with her. She couldn't stay a little girl forever. That's why she left.

    Charles Xavier : She left because you got inside her head.

    Erik Lehnsherr : That's not MY power.

  • Logan : Listen to me, you piece of shit! I watched a lot of good people die, and I came back to stop that from happening!

    Charles Xavier : We all gotta die sometime.

    [walks off] 

    Hank McCoy : [to Logan]  I told you, there's no professor here.

  • Charles Xavier : [failing to use Cerebro]  You don't understand, it's not a question of being rusty! I can flip the switches, I can turn the knobs, but my power doesn't comes from here...

    [Points to his mind] 

    Charles Xavier : [points at his heart]  It comes from here. And it's broken... I feel like one of my students, helpless... It was a mistake coming down here. It was a mistake freeing Erik. This whole thing has been one, bloody mistake! I'm sorry, Logan, but they sent back the wrong man!

    [starts to exit Cerebro] 

    Logan : You're right. I am... Actually, it was supposed to be you. But I was the only one who could physically make the trip. And, uh, I don't know how long I've got here... But I do know, that a long time ago - actually a long time from now - I was your most helpless student, and you unlocked my mind. YOU showed me what I was, you showed me who I could be. I don't know how to do that for you; you're right, I don't... but I know someone who might. Look into my mind.

    Charles Xavier : You saw what I did to Cerebro. You don't want me inside your head.

    Logan : There's no damage you can do that hasn't already been done, trust me.

  • Erik Lehnsherr : How did you lose them?

    Charles Xavier : The treatment for my spine affects my DNA.

    Erik Lehnsherr : You sacrificed your powers so you could walk?

    Charles Xavier : I sacrificed my powers so that I could sleep!... What do you know about it?

    Erik Lehnsherr : I've lost my fair share.

    Charles Xavier : Hah! Dry your eyes, Erik. Doesn't justify what you've done.

    Erik Lehnsherr : You have no idea what I've done.

    Charles Xavier : I know that you took the things that mean the most to me.

    Erik Lehnsherr : Well, maybe you should have fought harder for them!

    Charles Xavier : [stands up]  If you want to fight, Erik, then I will give you a fight!

    Logan : Sit down!

    Erik Lehnsherr : [raises his hand calmly]  Let him come.

    Charles Xavier : [grabs Erik]  You abandoned me! You took her away, and you abandoned me!

    Erik Lehnsherr : Angel. Azazel. Emma. Banshee. Mutant brothers and sisters, all dead!

    [the plane's controls start to freeze up and dive] 

    Erik Lehnsherr : Countless others, experimented on, butchered!

    Hank McCoy : Erik!

    Erik Lehnsherr : Where were you, Charles? We were supposed to protect them! Where were you when your own people needed you? Hiding! You and Hank! Pretending to be something you're not!

    Hank McCoy : [at the controls]  Erik!

    [the plane steadies] 

    Erik Lehnsherr : You abandoned us ALL!

  • [trying to calm a disoriented Logan] 

    Charles Xavier : You're on acid... somebody gave you really bad acid...

  • Charles Xavier : Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! This is a code red situation! We are evacuating the entire floor, so that we - my, uh

    [looks at Logan] 

    Charles Xavier : ... associate and I can, uh, secure the prisoner.

    Surveillance Guard #1 : Who are you?

    Charles Xavier : We are... special operations CBFECI... C. Look: perhaps you didn't hear me when first I spoke, but it's *imperative* that you understand we are in *complete* lock down situation. We have to get you to the third floor...

    Logan : [Rolling his eyes irritatedly, he grabs a pot and swiftly knocks the guards out, leaving Charles dumbfounded; he turns to him sarcastically]  Oh, I'm sorry. Were you finished?

  • [Charles appears just as Raven points a gun at Trask] 

    Raven : Get out of my head, Charles!

    Charles Xavier : Raven, please do not make us the enemy today.

    Raven : Look around you, we already are!

    Charles Xavier : Not all of us, Raven. All you've done so far is save the lives of these men. You can show them a better path.

    Hank McCoy : [to Xavier]  Shut her down, Charles!

    Charles Xavier : I've been trying to control you since the day we met, and look where that's got us... everything that happens now is in your hands. I have faith in you, Raven.

  • Charles Xavier : He's being held hundred floors under the most heavily guarded building on the planet.

    Logan : Why is he in there?

    Charles Xavier : Oh, he forgot to mention you?

    [laughs] 

    Hank McCoy : [whispers to Logan]  Uh, JFK.

    Logan : [surprised]  He killed...?

    Charles Xavier : How else would you explain a bullet miraculously curving through the air? Erik always had his way with guns.

  • Erik Lehnsherr : If you let them have me, I'm as good as dead. You know that.

    Charles Xavier : I know.

    Erik Lehnsherr : Goodbye, old friend.

    Charles Xavier : Goodbye, Erik.

    [Magneto and Mystique escape] 

    Hank McCoy : Are you sure you should let them go?

    Charles Xavier : Yes. I have hope for them. There's going to be a time, Hank, when we're all together.

  • Charles Xavier : I'll do it, to save her. Not for your future whatever.

    Logan : Fair enough.

  • Hank McCoy : The power's back on.

    [Charles has communicated with his older self] 

    Charles Xavier : Yes. Yes, it is.

  • Logan : Whatever happens from now, promise me one thing. Storm, Scott, Jean... you'll look out for these names and protect them.

    Charles Xavier : I'll do my best, Logan.

  • Charles Xavier : [to Raven/Mystique]  I'm going to keep you safe. I'm going to keep you out of their hands.

    [Erik uses his power to draw a gun to his hand which he aims at Raven] 

    Raven : Erik?

    Charles Xavier : Erik... what are you doing?

    Erik Lehnsherr : Securing our future. Forgive me, Mystique. As long as you're out there, we'll never be safe.

    Hank McCoy : Erik...

    Raven : Use your power, Charles. Stop him.

    Charles Xavier : I...

    Raven : He can't.

    [She flees. Hank dives at Erik causing him to release the gun, but he uses his powers to pull the trigger anyway. She leaps out the window, but Erik curves the bullet's trajectory to hit her in the right calf, embedding it there] 

  • [deleted scene] 

    Charles Xavier : [to Raven]  You'd be giving Trask exactly what he wants, a reason for humanity to fear and hate us...

    Raven : You think they need a reason?

    [turns blue] 

    Raven : Do you honestly think they'll ever be able to see me like this, and feel anything but fear? YOU can't even look at me!

  • Logan : We're gonna need Magneto...

    Charles Xavier : That man is a monster! He is held hundred floors beneath THE most heavily guarded building in the world.

  • Logan : If you had your powers you'd know I was telling the truth.

    Charles Xavier : How do you know I don't have...

    [pause] 

    Charles Xavier : Who are you?

    Logan : I told you.

    Charles Xavier : Are you CIA?

    Logan : No.

    Charles Xavier : Have you been watching me?

    Logan : I know you, Charles. We've been friends for years. I know your powers came when you were nine. I know you thought you were going crazy when it started; all the... voices in your head, and it wasn't until you were 12 that you realized the voices were in everyone else's head. Do you want me to go on?

    Charles Xavier : I never told anyone that.

    Logan : Not yet, no, but... you will.

    Charles Xavier : All right, you've piqued my interest. What do you want?

    Logan : We have to stop Raven. I need your help. We need your help.

    Charles Xavier : [emotional]  I think I'd like to wake up now...

    [walks away] 

    Hank McCoy : [to Logan]  What does she have to do with this?

  • [Charles stumbles and grabs his head] 

    Logan : You okay?

    Charles Xavier : [points at his legs]  When this goes... this comes back!

    [points at his head] 

  • Charles Xavier : Hank... could you help me upstairs?

    [Hank gets Charles to his wheelchair] 

    Hank McCoy : Are you sure about this?

    Charles Xavier : Absolutely not.

  • Logan : [sees young Xavier for the first time]  You can walk?

    Charles Xavier : Aren't you the clever one.

  • Charles Xavier : You must think me so foolish. We've always said they would come after us.

    Erik Lehnsherr : I never imagined they'd use Raven's DNA to do it.

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