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Much like Professor X himself, Bryan Singer is carefully constructing his team of exceptional individuals leading up to the start of production of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' His first task has been reassembling the cast of his previous X-Men film outings to reprise their roles: Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Hugh Jackman, and, most recently Halle Berry. Now it appears that Alan Cumming, who played Nightcrawler in 'X2' will be reappearing in 'Days of Future Past.' James McAvoy, one of the many 'X-Men: First Class' alums to also be returning for Singer's new film, let slip the news during a recent interview. Nightcrawler, for those who didn't see the movie or read the comics, is a blue-skinned mutant who can teleport himself across short distances. He also possesses incredible agility, adhesive hands and feet, and even a prehensile tail. 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is due in theaters July 18th, 2014.
This really is shaping up to be a massive X-Men film, one with a cast that could end up rivaling 'X-Men: The Last Stand.' The difference of course is that Brett Ratner is no longer at the helm so there is not as much concern that the movie will be overloaded to the point that it is unwieldy. Nightcrawler is such a badass, and I'm thrilled that Cumming is, well, coming back to take on the role again. He added such a sweet sympathy to Nightcrawler, and I'm excited to see what he does with the character this time around. One interesting thing to see will be what changes, if any, are made to the effects work here. I was really impressed with the way the filmmakers brought Nightcrawler's teleportation to the screen. A decade has passed since 'X2,' and several advancements have been made in the area of digital effects, but do we really need to make major adjustments to the computer-generated logistics of this character given how well they worked the first time? We wouldn't him to be overly CG after all.
What do you guy think? Are you happy that Alan Cumming is returning? What did you think of Singer's interpretation of Nightcrawler?