Last night, director Bryan Singer Instagrammed this photo of a somber James McAvoy getting into chrome-dome character as Charles Xavier for next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Somewhere, the naturally bald Patrick Stewart is probably chuckling over this sight.
X-Men: First Class producer/former X-director Bryan Singer recently revealed that First Class takes place in the 1960s and has a pulpy Silver Age feel. And y'know what? I think this might be the thing that makes the X-franchise weird again.
It's official: James McAvoy has signed on to play Professor X in the new X-Men prequel, directed by Kick-Ass' Matthew Vaughn. Which means we'll be getting to know a much, much younger Charles Xavier.