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Oh look! There's a Nightcrawler on our screen

X-Men: Apocalypse director Brian Singer's instagram has been very popular among fans.

And this just gives us more proof.

Brian Siger has just given us a first look at Kodi Smit-McPhee's Nightcrawler. This character has been popular as of late, given what Smitt-McPhee just said about his character's connection to Mystique:

“I think I’m really going to make it my own because it is kind of going back and its seeing the younger character. I realize the Nightcrawler that is portrayed in ‘X2′ is one that has been through quite a bit more and has really embraced the superhero part of him – a kind of violent part. Whereas I think what they’re trying to show here is the more vulnerable Nightcrawler and the one we all kind of related to in the comics. It’s really the fun, happy, swashbuckling Nightcrawler that we all love, so I really can’t wait to portray that. He’s just very vulnerable and truthful, and grounded in his faith. I think it’s something new though that we’ll see. But as I said, all of the traditional things that we want in it – it’s still there. Hint, hint.

This has previously not been explored on film, but both the costume and Smit-McPhee's comments remind me of X-Men: Evolution

This series also has younger versions of the X-Men, and covers the Apocalypse storyline.

They used the same "texture" of the skin that Alan Cumming's had, but the skin shade and hair and tail texture is different.

The "BAMF" effects are good, and they look similar to Blink's in DOFP, but just blue and there is no "wormhole" and, of course, similar to Azazel's

It looks similar to 80's fashions that I have seen in films and The Goldberg's )I wasn't old enough to remember) and on that note

Twitter user @FrancescaY posted these pics, which we can assume were taken down by the set by her mom.

If you go to the actual tweet, you can also get a glimpse of Tye Sheridan's Scott Summers. His glasses look, again, similar to X-Men: Evolution, with them having red lenses and going al the wayto whatever it is called where you can feel your skull at the side of your eye. They look like a precursor to the one's in the X-Men franchise's original films, which, of course, they are supposed to be.

You get a glimpse of Jubilee and Jean Grey, but nothing sets them out other then their typical 80's fashion.

Back to the Nightcrawler subject, He has a jacket that just screams Michael Jackson's Beat It music video (I forget what it is called.) The makeup looks fantastic even for just a final copy much less a set photo. I can't help but wonder what he is doing (seemingly) in public, though, with his blue skin?

And now, here is some more concept art

Speaking of Simon Kinberg

(This won't embed so click here hello I am Michael!)

Unless DOFP altered the movie slate as well, we can assume it is 1983.


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