Logan Director James Mangold Explains Professor X’s Hair

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February 01, 2017  04:18 PM

Logan is fast approaching is release date this month, and fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Hugh Jackman’s last romp as Wolverine in Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming superhero mutant film.  

Though a lot of comicbook fans are excited to see Logan director James Mangold’s take on Old Man Logan since the film is expected to keep close with its comic book roots, it seems like the director has decided to disregard Professor X’s baldness by giving Patrick Stewart’s version of the mutant professor a few strands of hair in the upcoming film. Speaking in an interview with Empire Magazine, Mangold reveals the real reason behind opting to give the originally bald Professor X some hair in Logan.

Admitting that his decision to tweak the Professor’s look in the film “could be kind of sacrilege,” the director explains that he wanted the Mutant leader to look more worn down than he already was.  

“The theory was that he originally lost all his hair because it’s just too damn busy [in his head] to grow hair – the idea for me was, well, maybe there’s a little fringe on there, because things are slowing down mentally.”

While some die-hard fans would complain about the hair on Professor X’s head, Mangold’s reason for the new look is pretty reasonable. Let’s cut him some slack, shall we?

Logan opens in cinemas on March 3.

Read: Hugh Jackman Reveals How He Overcame His Initial Fears in Playing Wolverine

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