6:30pm PT by Ryan Gajewski
'X-Men: Apocalypse': James McAvoy Goes Bald as Professor X for First Time (Photo)
Professor X is ready for his signature 'do.
James McAvoy, who played the Marvel character in 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, will be bald in the role for the first time for the franchise's next installment, X-Men: Apocalypse. The new film will be set in the 1980s, unlike First Class, which took place in the '60s, and Future Past, which was set in the '70s.
Apocalypse director Bryan Singer posted a photo to Instagram on Friday of the actor getting his head shaved. "#Xavier reborn (in process) #jamesmcavoy #XMEN #XMenApocalypse @xmenmovies," Singer captioned the shot.
Patrick Stewart, who has always sported a sleek dome when playing Professor X in the 20th Century Fox films, previously stated that he does not expect to make an appearance in the forthcoming film.
X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender and hits theaters May 27, 2016.
Singer's photo can be seen below.
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on