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Legion's Professor X Reveals A Major Detail About His Xavier

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Earlier this week, Game of Thrones alum Harry Lloyd was officially enlisted to play the X-Men's Professor X in the upcoming third and final season of FX's Legion.

However, the actor has now revealed that, as far as he is aware, he will not have to shave his head bald for the role.

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"That was one of the first things I asked when [series creator Noah Hawley] and I were Skyping before Christmas," Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly. "And, thankfully, there's no shaving required."

Lloyd then quickly added, "As of yet. I haven't seen all the scripts."

Of course, a live-action Charles Xavier with a full head of hair is hardly unprecedented. In 20th Century Fox's X-Men film universe, James McAvoy's Professor X managed to keep his locks intact throughout both X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past before finally adopting the character's iconic bald look in Apocalypse.

On that note, this comment from Lloyd could help shine a light on how exactly Professor X will fit in to Legion Season 3. After all, while the founder of the X-Men is David Haller/Legion's father, Lloyd is actually younger than David's actor, Dan Stevens, as is Stephanie Corneliussen, who will play David's mother, Gabrielle Haller.

Couple that with the revelation that Legion's Charles Xavier has not yet gone bald, as well as the fact that Marvel recently confirmed that Season 3's new character, Twist, has time-traveling abilities, and it looks like the series will be quite literally turning back the clock in order to introduce David's parents.

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Legion returns to FX in June. The series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, Jeremie Harris, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Hamish Linklater and Navid Negahban.

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