Charles Xavier on set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Bryan Singer earlier today tweeted the first look at James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier in the forthcoming X-sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Hey, they did warn you this movie was going to take place in the ’70s.

Xavier isn’t the clean-cut kid we’ve come to expect from previous iterations here, although whether that’s how he’ll look onscreen or it’s just a wardrobe and chair fitting for McAvoy won’t be clear until we start seeing footage coming back. Singer acknowledged as much, adding a “Serpico” hashtag to the image, a reference to the classic 1973 crime drama in which Al Pacino wore a beard.