Appearing on Instagram, Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has unveiled James McAvoy’s startling new look… and it seems young Charles Xavier is getting that familiar chrome dome.
And let’s face it – he looks rather awesome.
Of course, it’s no secret that James McAvoy’s version of Professor X is very different to the one portrayed by Patrick Stewart – mostly because of his flowing locks. But with a younger, more impulsive Charles Xavier, we’ve seen many sides to the character that we never knew existed.
But it looks as though he’ll be transforming into the mutant we know and love.
Obviously, this is a huge deal, bringing the young Charles Xavier much closer to the comic book version.
But will his transformation be purely an aesthetic one, or will we see a far more serious Charles in X-Men: Apocalypse?
And how does he go bald quite so quickly?
Heading back to the comic books, Professor X’s baldness is attributed to his genetic mutation, which leaves him completely bald by the time he graduated high school. Of course, this isn’t quite what happens on screen. After all, we’ve already seen young Xavier beyond this point, sporting a full head of hair.
How does he eventually lost it? For now, that remains a mystery.
But with Days of Future Past set merely ten years before the events of Apocalypse, it looks as though poor Charles has lost his hair rather rapidly. That is, if it’s natural hair loss at all. And if it’s something else, well… perhaps it will be addressed on screen.
Of course, the overall look seems to suit James McAvoy rather well – the stern expression lending a certain gravitas to the character. Whether or not that creeps into his performance remains to be seen.
But he’s certainly looking more like the Xavier we know from the comic books.
And I can’t wait to see whether he becomes more like Patrick Stewart’s character.
X-Men: Apocalypse heads to cinemas on 19 May 2016.
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