Jason Flemyng, a favorite of director Matthew Vaughn, has joined the cast of X-Men: First Class. Flemyng will play Nightcrawler’s dad, Azazel.
Here’s what he told Empire at Movie-Con:
“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].”
X-Men: First Class will hit theaters on June 3, 2011.