First Look: Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
by Ethan Anderton
April 27, 2015
Back in February was when we heard from director Bryan Singer that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Kodi Smit-McPhee would be playing a younger version of the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler, originally played by Alan Cumming in X2: X-Men United. And now, just a couple months later, we have our first look at Smit-McPhee teleporting in a quick little video that Singer posted to Twitter. Though the tweet making the reveal has since been removed, the video is still available online. We don't know anything about how Nightcrawler will be introduced this time, but Smit-McPhee looks good in the blue make-up. Look now!
Here's our first look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, originally from Bryan Singer:
And here's a still image of what we see in the video above:
X-Men: Apocalypse is directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who co-wrote the script with Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg. Plot details are scarce, but we know the comic book villain Apocalypse will be the antagonist, and we'll see Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee join the team as Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler respectively with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Rose Byrne all reprising their franchise roles. X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in theaters on May 27th, 2016.