Gambit and Nightcrawler for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Director Bryan Singer is reportedly considering adding two characters, Gambit and Nightcrawler to his X-Men: Apocalypse movie, due for release in 2016.

Speaking with Mexican site CinePremiere at their event, Singer said:

I’m considering Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler for Apocalypse. I was going to have Nightcrawler [in Days of Future Past] and even wrote a scene, but I felt that we were forcing too many mutants into the story.

A brief recap: Alan Cumming played Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, but with the Apocalypse story set in the 1980s it will no doubt be recast because they want to do a younger Kurt.

Gambit is a tricky situation – Taylor Kitsch played the role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine which had events set in 1981. Kitsch could reprise the role as the character will be about the same age and the thespian has also expressed interest in returning. He just needs to hire a vocal instructor and he will do good.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters May 23, while X-Men: Apocalypse won’t be release until May 26, 2016.