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James McAvoy Confirms Alan Cumming Will Return to 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

March 13, 2013 (7:16 am) GMT
The 'Wanted' actor reveals he will reunite with the Nightcrawler of 'X-Men: First Class' in the sequel to be helmed by Bryan Singer.

has confirmed 's involvement in "". In an interview with Heat Radio, McAvoy let it slip that Cumming was going to reprise his role as Nightcrawler in the "" sequel.

"It's huge. The cast is huge. You've got me, [, ] Nick Hoult will be back and he's just blossoming massively over there [in the U.S.] as well," McAvoy said. "Sir , Sir , , Alan Cumming, I hear mentioned - I don't know if that's happening -'Huge' Jackman [] is coming by, he's massive, 7'5" and muscly..."

If Cumming really signs on, he will be the latest actor attached to the film after Halle Berry was confirmed to return as Storm, and "" star was added to the cast to play an unknown character. The film to be directed by Bryan Singer has all the original cast members reprising their respective roles, including McAvoy who will reprise his role as Professor Charles Xavier. The film will start its production this spring for a 18 July, 2014 release in U.S. theaters.

Simon Kinberg pens the script of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" based on the 1981 comic book, "Days of Future Past", by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The story follows an alternate future for Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.

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