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Alan Cumming Coming Back as Nightcrawler in New X-MEN Film

Last we heard director Byran Singer wasn't sure if he would bring Nightcrawler back for X-Men: Days of Future Past. In a previous interview he said,

I don't know. We'll see. You know ... we'll see. I don't want to ... sometimes you don't want to say 'yes' or 'no' to something that may not be a 'yes' or a 'no,' or anything. I haven't decided yet, a few things.

He also said the same thing about Halle Berry as Storm, and look what happened with that. Barry is back to reprise her role. Now we have word that Alan Cumming is going to be back to reprise his role as Nightcrawler, which is great! I was really hoping that he'd come back. James McAvoy let the news slip in a recent interview with Heat Radio. This is what he said while giving a cast breakdown...

You got me, [Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender,] Nicholas Hoult will be back, and he's just blossoming massively over [in America], Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Alan Cumming, Peter Dinklage I hear mentioned - I don't know if that's happening - Huge Jackman is coming by, he's massive, 7'5″ and muscly.

So it looks like Singer has decided what he wants to do. The whole gang is back for more X-Men movie action! Fox has set the film to be released on July 18th, 2014. Are you excited to hear that Cumming is back as Nightcrawler? 

Simon Kinberg wrote the script, and it is based on Chris Claremont and John Byrne's comic book storyline, Days of Future Past, that ran in "Uncanny X-Men" #141 and 142 back in 1981. The story is set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been thrown in concentration camps, Sentinels are patrolling America, and most of the X-Menhave been hunted down and killed. The present day X-Men are forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring.

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