Alan Cumming was cast in the role of the teleporting mutant and was given a significant part to play in the successful superhero feature. Now that history has changed in the X-Men universe, new stories are set in motion. X-Men: Apocalypse will feature younger actors to portray Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm, back when they were students under Professor X’s eye and now Singer will include a younger Kurt Wagner, who will be played by Kodi Smit-McPhee. Singer has already confessed to introducing Nightcrawler into this new story-line.
“I’m excited because I want to start introducing familiar characters at different ages and also explore the ‘80s.”
Smit-McPhee is quite the talented actor and landing a role like this only helps his profile. He’ll add an interesting dynamic with Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Sophie Turner supporting James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender as they contend with Oscar Isaac’s performance as the title character/antagonist.