Taylor Kitsch has traded in his signature long locks for a short, spiky do on the set of Battleship. It’s Peter Berg’s latest film and it calls for the actor to take a more military approach to his look. Recently, we posted the first photos of his co-star Rihanna on set, and she also toned down her appearance for her role. Check out another photo of Taylor and his new cut below…

Can all the fans of “Friday Night Lights” let out a huge “why?” with me? 1,2,3, WHY?! I loved his hair! The things actors do for certain characters. But it wouldn’t be realistic if he was hanging out with hair down to his shoulders in such a strict environment. If Rihanna has to get rid of her flaming red color, he had to get a trim.

Battleship will is based on the famous board game of the same name and is scheduled to hit theaters May 18, 2012. The story will take place across the seas, over the skies and land in a battle for planet survival against a superior force. Kitsch stars as a naval officer who leads the fight alongside his brother who’s played by Alexander Skarsgard. Speaking of, when can we get a photo of Alex?

What do you think of Kitsch’s new look for Battleship?

Source: Just Jared