Nightcrawler and Gambit could feature in X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Days Of Future Past may still be awaiting its cinematic release, but Bryan Singer is already hard at work on the script for follow-up, X-Men: Apocalypse , which could see the return of some familiar faces.

During an interview with Cine Premiere , Singer revealed that he was considering restoring a couple of fan-favourites to his mutant roster in the form of Gambit and Nightcrawler.

“I'm considering Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler for Apocalypse,” says Singer. “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.”

It would indeed be a treat to see Nightcrawler back in action, but we’re even more excited to see Singer get his hands on Gambit, particularly after the character’s fleeting appearance in X-Men Origins .

Before that happens however, we’ve got X-Men: Days Of Future Past to look forward to, with that film set to open in UK cinemas on 22 May 2014.

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