Jason Flemyng To Play Nightcrawler’s Dad

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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.

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  • ULIK

    WOW! FAUX is really on a role to lose this franchise,good for them. Que feo huelle esta pelicula y tan rapido. Keep it up up Faux, I hope this tops out at $60 million so they can just let the franchise go.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    What part aren’t you liking? The casting? The fact that they’re using the character? Or just Fox still doing it. I mean hate all you want but people are gonna keep going as long as there’s an “X” in the title. I actually think using him and most likely tying it in with the Hellfire Club could work. I mean what else are thye gonna do, they can’t do the Phoenix story or anything, they btoched that already. So this could work. I’m not holding my breath and I’m sure we could come up with a better story but still.

  • ULIK

    It just seems like they are throwing in too many random characters. If they throw in this character then it will have a definite tie in to NightCrawler,then will NightCrawler actually be in this movie too with Mystique being his mom and Azazel his dad. Too much going on here and Fox doesn’t really know how to handle a lot of characters well, let alone one,two,three,or four.

  • ULIK

    Azazel is an actual name of one of the 200 Fallen Angels who chose to follow Lucifer. I wonder if they’ll touch on that with NightCrawler being so pious and all.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well it came up as part of a storyline in the early 2000′s. He found out he’s the son of a demon and had a host of siblings, and Archangel found out he’s decended from angels (or something along those lines) and that’s where the healing factor in his blood came from. DOubt we’ll get Nightcrawler in this if this is truly a prequel and not a reboot. But as I said above it may allow them to tie this into the Hellfire club, and easily tie Mystique and her talents into it as well. But yeah I see where your fears are coming from. But I also think that has to do with wanting to put Wolverine front and center for ALL THREE X-men films ( a BIG mistake becasue they didn’t do anything with anyone else really).