Alan Cumming wants X-Men return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 December 2012
Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming has expressed interest in starring in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' after playing mutant Nightcrawler in 2003's 'X2', but suspects his character won't make a comeback

Alan Cumming wants to return to 'X-Men'.

The 47-year-old British actor has expressed an interest in returning for the next installment of the Marvel films 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' after playing mutant Nightcrawler in 2003's 'X2: X-Men United' - but doesn't expect his character will make any form of comeback.

Speaking to ComingSoon he said: "I haven't gotten the call. Someone told me that Nightcrawler doesn't appear in the story but I don't know, I think they would have called by now.

"It was funny that film because I really like it and everyone really responded to Nightcrawler and enough time has elapsed that I would like to go back to it."

Although Alan feels producers won't be inviting him back, he is pleased he had the opportunity to star in such a "special" film.

He added: "Although then when I did that film it was sort of the start of this spate of superhero and comic books made into films so it felt a little more special than it does now.

"'X2' was a really great film, not just as a comic book film. I think it's one of the films I've been in that I think of as really good."

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart have already expressed their delight at being invited back for their roles as Professor X and Magneto after James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender portrayed younger versions of them in 'X-Men: First Class'.

Ian said: "What a gas! I mean, Patrick Stewart and I have been have just been playing 'Waiting For Godot' throughout England and in the West End of London. So, we've stayed in touch.

"We can't believe it. I thought these were Fassbender and McAvoy's parts, but - no, no - we're back."

X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
  • UK release: 22 May 2014

When the mutants of the future face extinction, they send Wolverine (Jackman) back in time to change destiny. The finale is too effects-heavy and non-fans may question whether it all makes sense, but the principal players are all on top form and the slick direction and smart writing are at times enormously entertaining.

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