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First Look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler

X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer tweeted a picture from the first day on set to give a first look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young Kurt Wagner, or as he’s known in the Munich Circus, Zee Incredible Nightcrawler. Did you read that in his voice?

nightcrawler Much like Nightcrawler himself, the tweet disappeared in a flash. Luckily, millions of people had time to download it before it was gone, and now it’s here to stay.

What do you think? Will Smit-McPhee live up to Alan Cumming’s fantastic portrayal from X2? This teenage version of Nightcrawler really reminds me of the character from the grossly underrated cartoon X-Men: Evolution that followed the angsty high school versions of all our favourite mutants.

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