Nightcrawler Cast!

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Casts Nightcrawler!

By: Dave Clark

With production ramping up for the third installment in this new X-Men trilogy from Bryan Singer, there's been speculation over which mutants we may see in X-Men: Apocalypse. News broke recently that we'd see the younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm and yesterday we found out that Nightcrawler would be joining the mix. Again its a younger version of the teleporting blue guy, as Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, ParaNorman) has been cast in the fan favorite role. X-Men: Days of Future Past saw the emergence of Quicksilver in a scene that most people call an instant classic. Will Nightcrawler get a similar treatment this time around?

The last time we saw Nightcrawler was in X2 and he was played by Alan Cumming. I enjoyed his portrayal of Kurt Wagner and had hoped to see him in following X-Men films, but alas we were disappointed with his absence (among many other reasons to be disappointed in the film) in X-Men: The Last Stand.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to premiere on May 27th, 2016 and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ian McKellen.