20th Century Fox have released the first image of Kodi Smit-McPhee as X-Men: Apocalypse’s Nightcrawler (played by Alan Cumming in X2) and he looks pretty great – we’ve included a brightened version at the bottom of the page for your detail-enjoying, em, enjoyment.
The young actor Kodi Smit-McPhee has also been talking about playing the iconic character and picking up from Alan Cumming’s version: “I think I’m really going to make it my own because it is kind of going back and its seeing the younger character,” Smit-McPhee said. “I realize the Nightcrawler that is portrayed in X2 is one that has been through quite a bit more and has really embraced the superhero part of him—a kind of violent part.
“Whereas I think what they’re trying to show here is the more vulnerable Nightcrawler and the one we all kind of related to in the comics. It’s really the fun, happy, swashbuckling Nightcrawler that we all love, so I really can’t wait to portray that. He’s just very vulnerable and truthful, and grounded in his faith. I think it’s something new though that we’ll see. But as I said, all of the traditional things that we want in it—it’s still there. Hint, hint.”
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He will join returning actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne and Nicholas Hoult along with Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, and Tye Sheridan and Oscar Isaac.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27th, 2016.