Director Bryan Singer has announced, via his personal Instagram, that Kodi Smit-McPhee will play the younger version of fan-favorite teleporting mutant Kurt Wagner, a.k.a. Nightcrawler in next year’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’
Nightcrawler, played by Alan Cumming, was first introduced in X2: X-Men United, but never wound up playing the role again in the X-Men films.
Smit-McPhee got his first break starring alongside Viggo Mortensen in ‘The Road.’ He is also known for his roles in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Paranorman, Romeo & Juliet, and Let Me In.
Kodi Smit-McPhee joins Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, and Tye Sheridan, who were announced earlier this year as young versions of Jean Grey, Storm, and Cyclops.
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Directed by Bryan Singer. Stars: Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, and Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan as Cyclops.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.