A Nightcrawler’s Been Cast For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Get it? Cast? Because a Nightcrawler (besides being an X-Men character) is also a kind of worm sometimes used as bait when fishing? Get it?

I’m so sorry.

Anyways, it’s true – a young Nightcrawler has been cast for the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Kodi Smit-Mcphee will take over the role originated by Alan Cumming, playing an obviously younger version of the character. Bryan Singer apparently had wanted to bring Nightcrawler into Days of Future Past originally, but felt that it would be just too many mutants.

Smit-Mcphee is best known as the voice of ParaNorman and Tolly on Gallipoli, making him a solid choice for the role.

Via io9

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