Ian McKellen to officiate Patrick Stewart's wedding

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Fanfic writers, your dreams are coming true: Magneto is marrying Professor X.

Okay, not exactly. But the actors who play the iconic X-Men characters do have some wedding plans lined up: Sir Ian McKellen will officiate at the upcoming wedding of Sir Patrick Stewart and his fiancée, 35-year-old jazz singer Sunny Ozell.

When the topic of X-Men: Days of Future Past came up during McKellen’s appearance on U.K. program The Jonathan Ross Show this weekend, the English actor announced, “I’m going to marry Patrick,” provoking some fits of laughter from the audience before he clarified, “How else do you put that? I’m going to officiate at his wedding.”

McKellen didn’t make it all that clear how he’s been certified to officiate at weddings, but he did say that he has presided over a wedding in the U.K. once before “with two guys having a civil partnership. I was crying my eyes out,” he said.

When Ross asked McKellen about his choice of attire for that ceremony, McKellen recalled wearing a white gown — “something I bought in India that was rather fetching. You mustn’t upstage the bride.”

Ross quipped in response, “How can you not upstage [the bride] if you’re floating in like some sort of cherub?”

Well, Sir Ian, we don’t have any advice about what to wear to your buddy Patrick’s wedding, but we will say this: Just be prepared to be bombarded with requests to officiate the weddings of Tolkien fans everywhere in your Gandalf the White garb.

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