11:03 pm - 12/11/2012

Alan Cumming Would Be Up For Playing Nightcrawler Again In X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Despite being one of the most popular elements of Bryan Singer's beloved X2, the character Nightcrawler - as portrayed by Alan Cumming - has been missing from all three X-Men movies that have been released since his live-action debut (albeit two of the titles were prequels). It's been said that the reason for his absence in X-Men: The Last Stand is because doing the makeup for the mutant was a very long and arduous process that, in the end, didn't necessarily seem worth it for the story that they wanted to tell. But with X-Men: Days of Future Past quickly getting ready for production and bringing many of the cast members from the original trilogy back together, Cumming has revealed that he would like to be part of the reunion as well.

In an interview with Coming Soon, the Tony Award-winning actor has revealed that while he has not yet gotten a call to appear in the upcomingX-Men: First Class sequel, it would be something that he would enjoy being a part of. ""I haven’t gotten the call," Cumming said, saying that he heard that the character didn't appear in the script for Days of Future Past. "I think they would have called by now," he added. "It was funny, that film, because I really like it and everyone really responded to Nightcrawler and enough time has elapsed that I would like to go back to it."

That said, he does acknowledge that the making of the film would be different than it was the first time around. When X2 came out in 2003 it was still the early days of the comic book movie boom, which made the experience a special one in Cumming's mind. What's more, he actually considers the project to be one of the best he's been involved. Said the star, "X2 was a really great film, not just as a comic book film. I think it’s one of the films I’d been in that I think of as really good."

It's worth mentioning that in the comics Nightcrawler is said to be the son of Azazel and Mystique, two characters that both appear and are united in X-Men: First Class, played by Jason Flemyng and Jennifer Lawrence. It might be tricky to include the blue teleporter's parentage into the continuity of the series, as Nightcrawler and Mystique actually shared a conversation in X2and didn't seem to have any kind of familiarity with each other, but it's a fun thing to think about.

But what do you think? Would you like to see Nightcrawler return for X-Men: Days of Future Past?

Source: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Alan-Cumming-Would-Up-Playing-Nightcrawler-Again-X-Men-Days-Future-Past-34544.html

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joyeuxcherie 11th-Dec-2012 10:14 pm (UTC)

superdogbiter 11th-Dec-2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
therearewords 11th-Dec-2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yesssss get Kurt back in there. He and Azazel can bring FassMagneto to fall apart into crazy so the superior Magneto can walk in and bring back order to the series.

You don't have to thank me.
super_bik 11th-Dec-2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Nightcrawler is the best. Put him in all the movies.
hera_bearrra 11th-Dec-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
DNW Halle Berry as Storm, though.
therearewords 11th-Dec-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
IFA, get us a fierce woman.
angi_is_altered 11th-Dec-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Since I never read the comics, is there an evolution of Mystique's personality in the books?
rhyana 11th-Dec-2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
Raven's sole human moment, it seems, is directly tied to her relationship with Irene Adler. Once she died (only to be resurrected as this is Marvel) Mystique's personality pretty much revolves around working for the highest bidder, killing off her sons (she assasinated her human son because he was a putz and a politician) and trying to regain Rogue's affection (she and Irene raised Rogue in one timeline). In other words, what you see is what you get, a stone-cold killer who isn't really expressive.
xevochic 11th-Dec-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
I love her relationship with Rogue. It's such a clusterfuck.

Edited at 2012-12-11 11:03 pm (UTC)
mistycreed 11th-Dec-2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
I don't blame her for killing Graydon, tbh.
xevochic 11th-Dec-2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
No, not really. It's definitely not following her history either. Raven in the movies feels like a new character that simply shares Mystique's name and powers. lol
quingity 12th-Dec-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
The answer is no, but it's not really as simple as just that. In the comics, we have never really seen Mystique at the age that we see her in First Class. She's 100+ years old by the time she first appeared in the comics, and is about 29 in First Class. So there's a lot of time in there for evolution.
ritzyroxie 11th-Dec-2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
Can Alan Cumming be in everything tho
brownxeyedxdork 11th-Dec-2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
victory_goddess 11th-Dec-2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
yurasama_love 11th-Dec-2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
I was disappointed by the lack of Nightcrawler in X-2, since he was the reason I went to see it.
I fucking love Nightcrawler.
banabee 11th-Dec-2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
I loved him as Kurt so yes please
quack 11th-Dec-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)

redleigh86 11th-Dec-2012 10:26 pm (UTC)

I hated him as Nightcrawler. Love him as an actor, but not in that role. X-2 is the best X-Men film but the Nightcrawler in that movie was awful.

eta: Christ alive, how in the hell can ya'll love him in this role? Seriously? 0_0

Edited at 2012-12-11 10:27 pm (UTC)
isntdaveone 11th-Dec-2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
they need a scene where Mystique is reunited with her kids NightCrawler & Rogue.
cricketgrl 7th-Jan-2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
No, I've never liked Mystique's lineage with Rogue. I think they work best as enemies and Singerverse seems to be reflective in the comicbooks as well.
swim_thedepths 11th-Dec-2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
I really liked his opening fight scene as Nightcrawler. I also enjoy Alan Cumming as an actor :B
xpirate_queenx 11th-Dec-2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
It's one of the best opening scenes in any movie I've ever seen. Every time I watch it, I get excited.
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