Alan Cumming Not in X-Men 3

Alan Cumming has announced on his official website that he will not be returning as Nightcrawler in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men 3:

EX X MAN!! Alan will NOT be appearing in X3. Fox has not picked up his option to play Nightcrawler for a second movie.

The third installment starts filming in August for a May 26, 2006 release date. The rest of the original returning stars are expected to return, and the cast is bolstered by Kelsey Grammer as Beast, Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut and Lost star Maggie Grace as Kitty Pryde (aka Shadowcat).

Source: French Joker, Curtis