'X-Men: Apocalypse' Casting News: Kodi Smit-McPhee's Dark Resume Make Him Perfect For Nightcrawler? [VIDEO]

Fans weren't sure if a young Nightcrawler would be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse, but director Bryan Singer confirmed it this week with the casting of another young Hollywood star.

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Kodi Smit-McPhee, 18, has officially been cast as the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler.

McPhee broke into acting at a young age with gripping roles in some rather dark films. He played a young boy with his father in a post-apocalyptic world in the 2009 drama The Road, as well as a loner who befriends a vampire in the 2010 horror flick Let Me In.

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According to Coming Soon on Tuesday, Singer is "excited" to welcome McPhee to a cast brimming with young talent.

Nightcrawler first appeared in the X-Men comics back in 1975 and was played by The Good Wife's Alan Cumming for the character's live-action debut in X-Men 2.

McPhee will be playing a young version of Nightcrawler in the upcoming film as part of a group of teenager mutants, though it is believed his storyline will have little to do with that from Cummings's installment.

Earlier this month Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner was announced for the role of Jean Grey, with Mud's Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Aaliyah: The Prince Of R&B's Alexandra Shipp as Storm.

The 2016 flick will also see the return of First Class and Days of Future Past alum James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique).

X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled to hit theatres on May 27, 2016.

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