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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Casts Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Casts Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler

BAMF! That’s the sound of everyone’s favorite elfin blue mutant teleporting into Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. The director revealed via Instagram that the part of Kurt Wagner, a.k.a. Nightcrawler, would be played by Kodi Smit-McPhee (The RoadLet Me In).

Excited to welcome @kodismitmcphee to the cast of #XmenApocalypse as young #Nightcrawler. @alexvaughanphoto

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Smit-McPhee is the latest addition to an ever-growing cast that includes Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse. This casting is also welcome news for X-Men fans who’ve missed seeing Nightcrawler on the big screen since Alan Cumming portrayed him in X2: X-Men United.

We’ll continue to report on this story as it develops.

Are you excited for Nightcrawler’s return to the big screen? Who else would you like to see in X-Men: Apocalypse? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. asdj says:

    Think we could maybe get the eyes right this movie?  And I sincerely hope he can do a decent accent.

  2. Dupree says:

    Deadpool and Fantomex, please!  Uncanny X-Force + Apocalypse = wins 

  3. ErikMarie says:

    Good for the kid but frankly Alan Cumming looks pretty much the same as he always has so he could have still played the character.

  4. Dr_Daggz says:

    His eyes are far apart.

  5. Elric says:

    I love Nightcrawler, so I’m happy that he’ll return.

    But please………. why of all people THIS KID..? He doesn’t look Nightcrawler. At all. The make-up, CGI-and-special-effects-team got their work cut out for them.


    • Fin says:

      Yeah, this kid isn’t blue and I doubt he even has a tail. And don’t get me started on how many toes he has!

  6. Dirk says:

    Gambit, for the love of your god, give us GAMBIT!

  7. Hayley says:

    Yaaaaaaaay! I don’t know the actor, but I love Nightcrawler