The New Mutants #1 cover by Bob McLeod and Glynis Wein

X-Men: Apocalypse may be introducing more mutant kids for Professor X to teach, but soon enough he’ll have a group of entirely new heroes under his tutelage: the stars of Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie, which has just been confirmed to also star the iconic, psychic mutant teacher.

Speaking to Collider, producer Simon Kinberg offered a few brief teasers for the film (which is expected to shoot in early 2017) confirming that Xavier is currently slotted to play a role in the film in some capacity, at least in the current draft of the script.

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Presumably this is James McAvoy’s younger take on Charles, rather than Patrick Stewart (who’s going to be showing up in Wolverine 3 instead, proving there’s plenty of professors to go around). Either way, it makes sense that Charles is involved; after all, someone has to teach these darn kids how to be heroes.

Is it wrong that I just want James McAvoy to appear as a mildly shocked, disembodied floating head, á la Bob McLeod and Glynis Wein’s cover for The New Mutants #1? If so, then I don’t want to be right.