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According to EW, Kurt Wagner is returning to the X-Men film franchise, but a new, younger face will be donning the blue skin and pointy tail. X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer revealed through his Instagram that Smit-McPhee is joining the cast as a younger version of Nightcrawler, a blue-skinned mutant who has the ability to teleport.Nightcrawler first appeared in the X-Men film series in X2: X-Men United, making his debut during a fan-favorite sequence in the White House that still ranks among one of the most fun to watch scenes in the franchise. Alan Cumming originally portrayed the character in that film, and despite the warm reception he received, the character did not appear in any of the subsequent X-Men films. Nightcrawler is a fascinating character in the comics, with plenty of history and pathos to draw from depending on how Singer plans to rewrite the cinematic history of the X-Men in Apocalypse. Most notable among them are his familial history with several other prominent X-Men characters, as well as his Catholic faith. Smit-McPhee joins Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), who will be playing the main villain Apocalypse. The movie is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016.