Bryan Singer May Have Gambit & Nightcrawler in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
The release of X-Men: Days of Future Past is still two months away, but director Bryan Singer and writers Simon Kingberg, Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris are already busy working on the 2016 sequel X-Men: Apocalypse. Just recently, Singer was quoted as saying the follow-up would take place in the 80s and have massive destruction on a scale we've yet to see in the X-Men franchise. Now he's gone on the record talking about a couple possible mutant additions to the cast. Speaking with Cine Premiere (via Comic Book Movie), Singer said they're thinking about bringing Gambit and Nightcrawler into the mix next.
Singer didn't say much, but just briefly mentioned:
"I'm considering Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler for 'Apocalypse,' I was going to have Nightcrawler [in 'Days of Future Past'] and even wrote a scene, but I felt that we were forcing too many mutants into the story."
The above quote was translated from Spanish to English, but there's not really anything to misconstrue with names like Gambit and Nightcrawler mentioned. The inclusions of the former is the more interesting addition, especially since producer Lauren Shuler Donner said earlier this year that she was dying to make a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum playing the explosive card wielding Cajun mutant. Tatum even said that he would love to play Gambit on a separate occasion. Could they bring him in the mix for X-Men: Apocalypse? It's certainly a possibility, but let's wait for X-Men: Days of Future Past on May 23rd first.