Nightcrawler’s Coming Back!
A new Nightcrawler has been cast in the next X-Men flick, X-Men: Apocalypse. I haven’t really written much on X-Men casting because, well, there’s been a lot of it, and none of it is very exciting. If they cast Multiple Man or Mimic, I’d be all over that. But the only interesting thing about casting a new Cyclops, Jean Grey or Storm is that maybe this time the franchise won’t poop all over Cyke.
Anyway, the new Nightcrawler will be Kodi Smit-McPhee! Director Bryan Singer announced as such on his Instagram yesterday. I don’t know Smit-McPhee from anything, but I’ve heard he was in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, so good for him.
He’s definitely got the look of a Nightcrawler down. Hopefully he can inject even half the charm Alan Cumming brought to the role in X2: X-Men United.
I also like the idea that they’re kind of redoing the original franchise. Maybe Nightcawler will be a more permanent X-Man this time. But, obviously, what I’m really interested in is Multiple Man becoming a more permanent X-Men instead of a one-off bad guy in the franchise’s most hated film.
Hope springs eternal.