This is becoming something of a trend lately isn't it? Its predecessor, X-Men: Days of Future Past, hasn't even come to theatres yet and already there's talk about its follow up (and that's not even including confirmation that there's a new Wolverine movie on the way either).
Director Bryan Singer, while speaking to Mexican website Cine Premiere, has claimed that he's looking at bringing Gambit and Nightcrawler back into the fray with the follow-up. Both characters have featured previously within the cinematic X-Men universe (Alan Cumming played Nightcrawler in X2 and Taylor Kitsch portrayed Nightcrawler in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but neither have been anything close to series regulars).
I'm considering Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler forApocalypse.I was going to have Nightcrawler [inDays of Future Past] and even wrote a scene, but I felt that we were forcing too many mutants into the story.
X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theatres on May 23rd, with a new Wolverine movie set for screens in 2017, while Apocalypse sits between them with a 2016 release date slated.