Alan Cumming Wants to Come Back as Nightcrawler

There are still a few X-Men alums that haven’t commented on a return to the franchise with X-Men: Days of Future Past and among them was fan-favorite Alan Cumming, who portrayed Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United. In an interview with out parent site ComingSoon.net for the film Any Day Now, Cumming spoke about an interest in returning.

“I haven’t gotten the call. Someone told me that Nightcrawler doesn’t appear in the story but I don’t know, I think they would have called by now. 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. Although then when I did that film it was sort of the start of this spate of superhero and comic books made into films so it felt a little more special then it does now. 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.”

As Cumming says, Nightcrawler is dead in the original story of Days of Future Past and doesn’t appear, but neither does Magneto who will return with Michael Fassbender and possibly Ian McKellen.

The confirmed cast members at this point are James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult, with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and Hugh Jackman currently in talks to reprise their respective roles.
 
X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled for a release on July 18, 2014.