Continuing his tradition of announcing cast members via social media, X-Men director Bryan SInger has announced that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Kodi Smit-Mcphee who played Caesar’s son in the film has joined Xavier’s cast of young mutants as the fan favorite Kurt/Wagner aka Nightcrawler (previous played by Alan Cummins). The character real reportedly be a much younger version as the film will be set in 80s.
I very much enjoyed his performance in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, so this casting announcement comes with joy to me, I’m excited to see how they weave the character into the story, hopefully organically. Kodi joins an already packed cast of returnting stars James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Rose Burne as Moria Mctaggert and new stars like Channing Tatum as Gambit.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.