Don't get me wrong. It's been a lot of fun to watch James McAvoy play a young Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X, in 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2014's X-Men: Day of Future Past. He brings the right amount of intelligence, conservatism and insecurity that the character needs.
However, you can't help but think that something is missing from his performance, or rather, it's just too much.
From the comics to the '90s animated series (Yeah, I remember it.) to the recent Twentieth Century Fox film franchise, we're mostly used to seeing Professor X completely bald. McAvoy's thick mane of dark brown hair has worked in the couple of X-Men movies he has appeared in so far since he plays a younger Xavier, but that fact didn't keep us from wondering if or when McAvoy would eventually shave it all off.
McAvoy told The Huffington Post back in September 2014 that he would probably be finally losing his hair for X-Men: Apocalypse.
"I'll be older in this one," said McAvoy during an interview with HuffPost Live. "[And] I think I'm losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that's kind of all I know."
Well, we finally know that McAvoy will definitely look more like the bald Professor X we all know and love for X-Men: Apocalypse, which is slated to hit theaters on May 27, 2016. Perennial X-Men director Bryan Singer posted a photo on Instagram Friday of McAvoy getting a makeover, which consisted of getting rid of all of the hair on top of his little head.
Check out McAvoy's new look below.
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on May 8, 2015 at 5:16pm PDT
Yeah, that's pretty bald, all right. There's no mistaking who McAvoy plays in the X-Men movie franchise now. Look out, Sir Patrick Stewart. There's a new chrome dome in town.
With this news of McAvoy saying bye-bye to his hair coupled with this week's announcement that Wolverine 3 will be Hugh Jackman's last time strapping on his Wolverine claws, it makes you wonder: Is there anything to hold onto in life?
[H/T MTV News]