Jason Flemyng To Play Nightcrawler’s Dad

Up to this point Jason Flemyng has appeared in all of Matthew Vaughn’s movies, a fact that doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon since it is being reported that he has a role in Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class”. He has been tapped to play Azazel, Nightcrawler’s father.

Flemyng told Empire

Matthew showed me my costume just the other day. Now I swore I’d never be in heavy make-up again, but this role is going to involve it. But at least they said, “Don’t worry, we’ll add the tail in post”. I am Azazel, and I can teleport by waving my arms [gestures like a cross between a flamenco dancer and a Bollywood star].

Azazel has the ability to teleport from dimension to dimension, he may or may not be a demon, and he knocked up Mystique to spawn Nightcrawler.

It isn’t clear whether Azazel will be a big part of the story or not, but at least he will be red, the character’s appropriate color.