— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) April 27, 2015
X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer gave his nearly 200,000 Twitter followers a pleasant start to their Monday after posting a picture of the newly reimagined Nightcrawler.
Production for the X-Men film, set to release on May 27, 2016, begins today (April 27), so it would seem that Singer felt the desire to share his excitement with us all.
Although his original Instagram post got deleted, the image of actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (an incredible Owen in 2010’s vampire flick Let Me In) all decked out in blue with Nightcrawler’s iconic three-fingered hands and impressive tail.
Nightcrawler (named Kurt Wagner) first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1 in May 1975. His mutant abilities include superhuman agility, teleportation, adhesive feet and hands, and the ability to virtually disappear in the shadows. He was originally written to be the son of Destiny and Mystique (in male form). In 2003’s X2, Nightcrawler was played by Alan Cumming.
X-Men: Apocalypse also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Munn, Rose Byrne, and Sophie Turner in the roles of the young mutants.
HQ look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler pic.twitter.com/6SUZVdr9Ti
— X-Men: Apocalypse (@XFCTrilogy) April 27, 2015
— Michael Fassbender (@Fassbender_Way) April 27, 2015
— Variety (@Variety) February 19, 2015
And the inevitable reality…
— Bill Kuchman (@billkuchman) April 27, 2015
See the first look at the mutant Nightcrawler from “X-Men: Apocalypse”! What do you think?