Brace yourselves, X-Men fans: a staple of the comic books may be emerging in director Bryan Singer’s upcoming sequel X-Men: Apocalypse. Ever since James McAvoy was first cast as the young Professor X in X-Men: First Class, fans have been asking when he’ll be taking on Charles’ signature Mr. Clean-esque hairstyle. It’s kind of a silly thing to harp on (does it really matter that much if Professor X has hair or not?), but following the events of the recent X-Men: Days of Future Past, it appears that the character may start to look more like his comics counterpart, as McAvoy recently said he thinks Apocalypse is when his character will finally go bald. More after the jump.
While speaking with Huffington Post in a recent interview, McAvoy talked a bit about the upcoming X-Men sequel X-Men: Apocalypse and dropped this tidbit:
“I’ll be older in this one. And I think I’m losing my hair finally.”
However, McAvoy cautioned that he knows very little about the new film, so it’s always possible that those plans could change:
“I got an email from the [producer/writer Simon Kinberg] who informed me he was getting dead excited about stuff, but he didn’t want to divulge anything for a couple of weeks, so I really don’t know.”
We don’t know a whole lot about the next film in the X-Men saga other than the fact that it will take place in the 1980s and revolve around the First Class castmembers as opposed to the whole gang from Days of Future Past. Moreover, Hugh Jackman is poised to reprise his role as Wolverine in the film, and Kinberg has described the picture as a “disaster movie.”
Filming on X-Men: Apocalypse is set to begin in Montreal next April in anticipation of a May 27, 2016 release date.