Professor Charles Xavier is known for his iconic bald head in the “X-Men” universe. But in Bryan Singer’s rebooted “X-Men” film franchise, actor James McAvoy, who portrays the young Xavier, grew his hair out to the 1970s appropriate hippy length.
After losing his legs in “X-Men: First Class” and being in the wheelchair in “X-Men: Days of Future Past“, Xavier is now losing his hair in “X-Men: Apocalypse“, as revealed by the director in the Instagram post below:
The photo, which was uploaded by Singer, is our first look at McAvoy in his traditional bald-head character. This is also the first time that McAvoy has gone bald for a film role. Though Patrick Stewart is best known for his portrayal of the character, the actor stated that he may not return to reprise his role in the forthcoming film.
Production of the film is currently underway in Montreal, with Singer and Kodi Smit-McPhee offering us a first look at the new Nightcrawler. The character can be seen sporting a 1980s look as the movie will set its story in the 80s. The movie is also said to be one of the last movies to have any connections with the universe conceptualised by Singer.
McAvoy will return to the film alongside Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, and Lucas Till. Oscar Isaac will portray the titular villain while Olivia Munn will play Psylocke.
Newcomer Lana Condor joined the cast as Jubilee while Sophie Turner, and Alexandra Shipp will play the younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops, amd Storm respectively. Ben Hardy was recently confirmed to be playing Angel and Evan Peters may show up as Quicksilver again.
Slated for release on 27th May 2016, “X-Men: Apocalypse” is based on a screenplay written by Simon Kinberg, Mike Dougherty, and Dan Harris.