After Patrick Stewart firmly established himself as Charles Xavier in Bryan Singer’s original ‘X-Men’ trilogy, James McAvoy stepped in to portray a younger Professor X in ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ And while both actors have been lauded for their portrayals of this legendary comic book character on the big screen, some may have been wondering about when in the X-Men movie timeline would their versions of Xavier begin to look more similar. Well, it sounds like the answer to that query is sooner rather than later.
In a recent interview with Huffington Post to promote ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,’ McAvoy touched on his next outing with the children of the atom titled ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘. While the Scottish star revealed that he didn’t have much to share about the upcoming X-film from Singer, he did mention that he would be losing his hair in the next movie so as to more closely resemble Professor X’s signature look. He also revealed that he should be getting some more concrete information from writer/producer Simon Kinberg in a couple of weeks. To hear what the actor had to say about the next chapter of the X-Men, check out the video below:
Though his tone may indicate that nothing is set in stone yet, it’s a move that makes sense because the 2016 blockbuster is set to take place over 20 years after McAvoy’s Xavier was introduced to the world in ‘First Class’. Going bald would be a good way to explain the amount of time that passed since ‘Days of Future Past’ as well. And if he still looks relatively young without his hair, I’m sure that the early hair loss could be attributed to the serum that Charles was using to help him walk.
What do you think about James McAvoy going bald for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? Are you excited to see his character progress further towards the traditional look of Professor X in Bryan Singer’s next outing with the popular Fox franchise? Share your thoughts in the comment section.