The young mutants continue to roll into “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Director Bryan Singer has announced that Kodi Smit-McPhee is the latest young actor to join the cast playing a familiar character: the BAMFing teleporter Nghtcrawler.
Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp were previously cast to play younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm, respectively. The upcoming film will return fully to the past like “X-Men: First Class,” the first film in the new trilogy. While “X-Men: Days of Future Past” employed time travel elements, this time around the focus will return to Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and the rest of the cast from First Class.
Oscar Isaac is also new to the franchise, and will play the film’s titular villain, the ancient villain Apocalypse.
Smit-McPhee, the Australian actor previously seen in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and heard in “ParaNorman,” most recently premiered Western “Slow West” — opposite future “X-Men” co-star Michael Fassbender — at Sundance. He also worked with “X-Men’s” Beast, Nicholas Hoult,” in futuristic thriller “Young Ones.”