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Kodi Smit-McPhee as X-Men's Nightcrawler: first look

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X-Men Apocalypse begins filming on Monday, and to mark the occasion, director Bryan Singer posted and deleted a brief video—or at least what appears to be concept art—of his new Nightcrawler on InstagramKodi Smit-McPhee takes over the role of the transporting mutant in the prequel-sequel, which has a release date of May 27, 2016. 

“Catch him before he’s gone,” Singer wrote on Twitter. Fortunately, Smit-McPhee did. The actor later posted a photo of his character’s look on Instagram.


BAMF! Guess who? #Nightcrawler #XMenApocalypse

A photo posted by Kodi Smit-Mcphee (@kodismitmcpheeofficial) on Apr 27, 2015 at 6:40am PDT

Alan Cumming played the more grown-up character 12 years ago in X2.