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FIRST LOOK at Kodi Smit-McPhee as X-Men: Apocalypse’s Nightcrawler UPDATED Two new videos of him have arrived

April 27th, 2015 by Marc 1 Comment


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.”

Are you looking forward to a new take on the character? Let us know your thoughts…

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.

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Source: DenofGeek


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….