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Director Bryan Singer, has revealed that a fan-favorite in the X-Men universe will “appear” (pun intended) in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film. According to a post on Singer’s Instagram account Kodi Smit-McPhee (ParaNorman, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes) will play the blue-furred, teleporting mutant “Nightcrawler” AKA Kurt Wagner.

 

Excited to welcome @kodismitmcphee to the cast of #XmenApocalypse as young #Nightcrawler. @alexvaughanphoto

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Smit-McPhee’s casting follows news of Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, and Tye Sheridan joining the cast as “Storm”, “Jean Grey” and “Cyclops” respectively. So, the team is looking pretty strong this time around — and they’ll need all the help they can get against the immortal supervillain, “Apocalypse” played by Oscar Isaac.

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The newcomers will join series veterans, James McAvoyMichael FassbenderHugh JackmanJennifer Lawrence and more when X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.

Check back with The Source as more information becomes available.

 

You can find Khari Clarke at your local pizza shop and on Twitter (@KINGCLARKEIII).