Alan Cumming’s Nightcrawler Nearly Made a Come-Back In Days Of Future Past
I’m not afraid to admit that I still hold X2: X-Men United on a fairly high pedestal and feel that it is still among the best comic book movies we’ve seen thus far. The mix of a great story, epic team-up combos, the teasing of a legit Phoenix and the introduction of what is possibly one of the most well-executed comic characters to ever hit the silver screen in Nightcrawler. Alan Cumming
Sadly, after the second film in the series, the lack of blue demon-looking characters has been very evident. Nightcrawler was left out of the third film, mainly because of the introduction of Beast, played by Kelsey Grammer, and the fear of having too many blue characters. Add to that the fact that Alan Cumming wasn’t a huge fan of the extensive make-up application process that was required. When Bryan Singer began his casting process for Days of Future Past and we saw that many of the original cast were returning, fans thought that we might see Cumming return to reprise the popular character, but alas, it didn’t happen. However, the stars almost aligned, as Alan Cumming states that he nearly returned for the film.
“There was a time when it was maybe going to happen, but I wasn’t available so it didn’t happen.I really loved that film that I was in, don’t get me wrong, I thought it was a great film, but it wasn’t my favourite experience of my life.
I think I speak for most of the fan boys and girls out there when I say “DAMN!” Cumming goes on to say, which he’s done before, that he was not much of a fan of all the make-up application process and he isn’t “dying to get back into all that make-up and be dangling from wires and having a tail.” It should be noted however, that he isn’t totally against the idea of donning the blue make-up again and if asked, he’d be willing to give it a whirl.
Cumming can currently be seen on the hit series The Good Wife, while the X-Men will be featured in next year’s Days of Future Past, which sees Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin and numerous others from the original films team up with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Michael Fassbender to take on a new threat. Peter Dinklage also joined the cast. That film will hit theaters next summer.
Source : Belfast Telegraph