'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.
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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.
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