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Alan Cumming Hopes to Reprise Nightcrawler Role

A recent report has named Alan Cumming as the latest star to express interest in reprising a role for X-Men: Days of Future Past. ComingSoon.net recently sat down with the versatile actor and managed to oust his eager opinion.

Alan Cumming has a number of films under his belt, but is known most notably in the US as Nightcrawler in X2 and the lovable geek Boris in 1995’s GoldenEye (“I’m invincible!”). He admits to being quite fond of his role as Nightcrawler, and also that he has not yet been beckoned by director Bryan Singer.

“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.”

If called, Alan Cumming would join the ranks of Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen. They’ve already reportedly joined the ranks under Singer, reprising their roles as Magneto, Professor X, Wolverine and Jean Grey, respectively.

Cumming would also be a worthy addition to an already stellar cast that consists of James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender. To say X-Men: Days of Future Past is star studded would be quite the understatement.

Fortunately, Alan Cumming has plenty of time to get the call from Bryan Singer before Days of Future Past hits theaters in July 2014 (provided he keeps his phone close for a couple of years). After all, Jason Flemyng in X-Men: First Class played Nightcrawler’s father, Azazel, so it would be rather simple for the character to join the storyline. In any case, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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