ByTom Perkins, writer at
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Tom Perkins

Now I am sure that I speak to the thousands if not millions of fans who loved 'X Men 2', it raised the bar for all comic books films and is arguably one of the best comic book movies to date.

X-Men 2 (2003) featured a new character by the name of Kurt Wagner otherwise known as NightCrawler (No he did not get his own spinoff in september ;( ). Nightcrawler was apart of the awesome opening scene where Stryker had brainwashed him into attacking the White House, taking out pretty much the whole security detail and almost killing the President.

Now fans were pretty disappointed when he didn't return in X-Men 3 (2006) but lets face it, everyone was disappointed by that film (a cure for mutants, phoenix saga ruined, really Brett?). But in X-Men First class (2011) Azazel was one of the main villains and in the comics he is actually the father to Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, but this relation might not be likely because Mystique is also meant to be the Mother of Nightcrawler and Rogue to be his sister (none of these relations have been confirmed or even shown).

But I am happy to inform that as of TODAY it has been confirmed that


Yes this morning (at about 10am GMT) it was announced that after 12 years, NightCrawler will be returning to the X-Men franchise in the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse in 2016. They even gave us a casting, (Get it together Marvel, Spiderman casting please!) Young Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler is being played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, this actor is famous for other roles like Alexander in the recent Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).

Book reading with animals.
Book reading with animals.

Recently other younger versions of the X-Men have been cast like Cyclops, Storm and Jean Gray, here's the article link to read more about those beloved characters also returning for 2016!

Click here for X-Men Young casting Post.

Nightcrawler is scheduled to return to our screens on May 27th, 2016 along with other superheroes like Wolverine, Quicksilver, Beast and Professor X in

[X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267)


Do you like the new casting of Nightcrawler?


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