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"X-Men: Apocalypse" is building a strong cast and a nice ensemble of heroes. "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" co-star Kodi Smit McPhee has joined the cast as Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler, the blue teleporter last seen in "X-Men 2". Nightcrawler was previously played by Alan Cumming.

Nightcrawler has always been a character missing from the "X-Men" films after his unforgettable appearance in the second movie. He stole the show in that film with the remarkable opening action sequence set in the White House.

Kodi Smit McPhee didn't get much to do in "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" so I can't really judge his acting ability but I am very excited for the return of Nightcrawler, and also a much younger Nightcrawler.

Kurt Wagner is a weird, awkward yet eccentric character and I always picture him as a younger member of the X-Men so I like the casting, hopefully Singer will set up yet another solo set piece for the character.


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