X-Men: Apocalypse's James McAvoy goes bald for Professor X while Patrick Stewart watches

Over the past two X-Men films James McAvoy's Charles Xavier has gradually been taking the steps towards becoming Professor X. The transformation will be complete in X-Men: Apocalypse, which will see McAvoy finally shave his locks to portray the iconic mutant. Onetime Professor X Patrick Stewart watched the momentous occasion as it unfolded, and now we can too.

Check it out below...

The video makes for a fun watch; while McAvoy jokes that he's getting a better understanding of what it means to be Stewart, the elder actor notes that he was already bald when he was 19!

One of my favourite moments in X-Men: Days of Future Past is the meeting between past and present Xavier; Stewart and McAvoy have been great custodians of this iconic character, and it's made especially clear in that scene. Apocalypse probably won't be the last time we see McAvoy's Xavier on screens, so he'll have to get used to plenty of hairless days in the not so distant future.

Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Jackman, X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in UK cinemas on May 18, 2016 before making its way to US theatres on May 27, 2016.

Images: 20th Century Fox

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.