Gambit and Nightcrawler may appear in X-Men: Apocalypse

24 March 2014

The mutants are multiplying.

Bryan Singer has teased that classic characters Gambit and Nightcrawler may return to the cinematic X-Men franchise in X-Men: Apocalypse.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is not yet in cinemas, but anticipation is already high for the next installment in the Marvel series. Both films are being directed by X-Men veteran Singer.

Singer told French magazine Cine Premiere: “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.”

In the original cinematic trilogy, Nightcrawler was played by Alan Cumming, while Gambit appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Taylor Kitsch.

X-Men: Apocalypse is said to be set in the 1980s, so the characters would be younger versions than ones previously seen on screen.

[Source: Total Film]