Bryan Singer Shares A First Look At Kodi Smit-McPhee As Nightcrawler In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

X-Men: Apocalypse started production in Montreal today, and Bryan Singer (as usual) can’t resist posting pictures from the set, probably to avoid having the first look at one of the characters be a blurry, out-of-context paparazzi photo of Nightcrawler eating chicken wings at Craft Services. Although, to be honest, that would instantly become our favorite Nightcrawler picture.

Anyhow, Singer posted a video on Instagram about an hour ago to give us an official first look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as the younger version of Nightcrawler to Alan Cumming’s previous version. Quite the collection of names for these actors.

When posting the video, Singer joked to “catch him before he’s gone.” Then he deleted the video. Oh HA HA. So funny. Not at all annoying having to rewrite this post. Nope. I love doing that. We still screengrabbed it from the video before it teleported away. That picture is above, and here’s a slightly-brighter photoshop of his face and an animated GIF:

Yep. That’s exactly how we pictured a “Kodi Smit-McPhee” would look.