Bryan Singer has already said X-Men: Apocalypse will be “more of a First Class sequel” rather than a direct follow-up to Days of Future Past, with the focus once again on the younger versions of Professor Xavier, Magneto, Mystique and Beast. But in an interview with Mexican entertainment website Cine Premiere, he reveals a couple of fan-favorite mutants could be added to the mix.
“I’m considering a Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler for Apocalypse,” Singer said. “[I was] going to have Nightcrawler appear [in Days of Future Past], and even wrote a scene, but I felt that we were forcing too many mutants known history.” Chalk the shaky syntax up to Google Translation.
That scene might explain why James McAvoy last year mentioned Alan Cumming, who played Nightcrawler in 2003’s X2, while rattling off a list of actors involved in Days of Future Past. (Cumming quickly nipped the rumor in the bud.)