Many X-Men fans consider Patrick Stewart to be the perfect embodiment of Charles Xavier in the movies, but James McAvoy has been doing a stellar job with the character as well. However, there’s still one thing with McAvoy’s Professor X that’s missing: the lack of hair. He may have the telepathy and crippled legs, but until we see that chrome dome, Charles Xavier will never truly reach Professor X form. Luckily, that will he happening soon.
During an interview with the Huffington Post, McAvoy confessed that he knows very little about the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, but he did reveal that Xavier won’t be needing to go to a barber for the next film.
I’ll be older in this one. [And] I think I’m losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that’s kind of all I know.
In the comics, Xavier’s hair loss is attributed to his telepathic powers, but as we saw in First Class and Days of Future Past, his abilities aren’t doing anything to stop that mane of his. However, Apocalypse is set in 1983, placing Xavier in his early ’50s; right around the normal time hair loss would occur. So when Apocalypse his theaters in 2016, expect McAvoy’s character to look a lot closer to his predecessor…or his future self…yeah, a lot of timer-wimey stuff with this franchise (wink to the Doctor Who fans out there).
Look, Charles, I know that those commercials for Rogaine are enticing, but ignore the marketing. You’re working to create a world where your fellow mutants are accepted by humankind, and part of the reason you’ve been successful is your image. If you try growing your hair back, you lose your unique look, and we can’t have that. Let your hair die for the good of mutantkind!
SOURCE: Huffington Post