Exciting: Kodi Smit-McPhee joins X-Men: Apocalypse as Kurt wanger

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2015 18:52 IST

Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee is all set to play the character of Young Nightcrawler aka Kurt Wagner in X-Men: Apocalypse, reveals director Bryan Singer. Are we excited?

The 18-year-old actor, whose latest movie Slow West premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, will play the younger version of the character, whose older part was portrayed by Alan Cumming in 2003 instalment X-Men 2, reported Aceshowbiz.

Singer took to Instagram to share the news. "Excited to welcome Kodi Smit-McPhee to the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse as young Nightcrawler," he wrote.

Smit-McPhee has joined previously-announced cast members which include Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan.

The three stars are set to play young version of Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops respectively.

The follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past will also feature appearances from familiar faces such as James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence.

The movie is set to start production in April with May 27, 2016 release date.

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