Update: Alan Cumming has debunked the news that he’s returning as Nightcrawler. While doing an interview with Sirius XM, Cumming said “No, they haven’t [asked me to return]. Someone asked me that the other day and I said no. I know the one that’s coming up shoots this Spring, but I wouldn’t be available anyways. I dont think they have. I was gonna meet my manager for dinner later, I was gonna ask him, but no, I’m sure they would’ve told me, had they approached.”
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“It’s huge, the cast is huge,” said McAvoy. “You got me, [Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender,] Nicholas Hoult will be back, and he’s just blossoming massively over [in America]. Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellen, Halle Berry, Alan Cumming, Peter Dinklage I hear mentioned – I don’t know if that’s happening – “Huge” Jackman is coming by, he’s massive, 7’5″ and muscley.” he joked.
Just to be safe, lets not confirm this 100% until an official announcement is made via Bryan Singer or 20th Century Fox. There’s always the possibility of McAvoy going off hearsay, etc.
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Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox.