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]