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Kodi Smit-Mcphee Is The New Nightcrawler In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Kodi Smit-Mcphee Is The New Nightcrawler In 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

The more things change, the more they stay the same….or something. Bryan Singer is gearing up "X-Men: Apocalypse" for a spring shoot in Montreal, and we’re seeing a lot of young faces taking on the roles of established mutants. And it’s actually a pretty terrific ensemble getting together for this one, with Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar IsaacEvan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, and Alexandra Shipp as part of the new school cast, with Ian McKellen reportedly returning in some capacity. And now, the group is growing one larger.

Kodi Smit-McPhee ("The Road," "Dawn Of  The Planet Of The Apes") has bagged the role of Nightcrawler in the movie. It certainly suggests a different tenor from Alan Cumming‘s more flamboyant role, perhaps more introspective and pained than flashy. But Smit-McPhee is a great talent, so we’re excited to see what he can do with the character.

Meanwhile, Singer has also dropped some mysterious, fuzzy concept art on his Instagram. Check it out below, share your theories, and we’ll see you on May 27, 2016 when ‘Apocalypse’ opens.

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

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Some production art. #XmenApocalypse #GrantMajor I was a little busy but will continue to snap more.

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

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