There will be a few changes with X-Men: Apocalypse, as while last week it was revealed the movie will feature Colossus, we now know he won’t be played by Daniel Cudmore. Now the person playing Nightcrawler has been revealed, and as the 1980s setting needs a younger actor than the mutant one Alan Cumming played in X-Men 2, this time around Kodi Smit-Mcphee will take the role.
Bryan Singer announced the news via Instagram.
As seen in X2, Nightcrawler has superhuman agility, can teleport, and is endowed with hands and feet that allow him to climb walls. Unlike many mutants he can’t ‘pass’ as a normal human due to his blue skin, elfin appearance and tail. While this resulted in him having some extremely tough times, he has largely been a happy-go-lucky practical joker.
In the comics his parents are Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Azazel, who was played by Jason Flemyng in First Class but is supposed dead in Days Of Future Past. It’s not known how his origins will be changed for Apocalypse – although it’s possible they won’t be, as with Nightcrawler a teenager in the movie, it’s feasible Mystique could have had a secret child some time after the 60s-set First Class. We’ll have to wait and see.
Apocalypse deals with the modern mutants having to deal with one of the most ancient and powerful of their kind, so steps out of the mists of time to cause havoc.