James McAvoy shaves his head for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Actor James McAvoy has gone bald for upcoming film "X-Men: Apocalypse".

James McAvoy shaves his head for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Los Angeles: Actor James McAvoy has gone bald for upcoming film "X-Men: Apocalypse".

Director Bryan Singer took to Instagram on Friday, May 8 to share a photo of the professor Xavier of the "X-Men" film franchise sporting the character's signature look, reported Ace Showbiz.

In the photo, James could be seen sitting in a barbershop wearing a black robe while a hairdresser shaved the actor's head. "#Xavier reborn (in process ) #jamesmcavoy #XMEN #XMenApocalypse @xmenmovies," the director wrote alongside the picture.

In two previous movies "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past", James sported luxurious brown hair.

Professor Xavier originally appeared bald in the comics and as previously portrayed by Patrick Stewart in early "X-Men" films.

James stars in "X-Men: Apocalypse" alongside returning cast members including Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Lucas Till.

They are joined by new additions Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Lana Condor as Jubilee G and Olivia Munn as Psylocke. The movie is set to be released in the US on May 27, 2016.