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Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:12 am
by Nandireya
Not sure if this should be in here or the movies section...but it's Kurt so I'm putting it here...

Young Nightcrawler cast in X-Men: Apocalypse

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:28 am
by Ult_Sm86
Yeah I just saw that on Newsarama as well! Kodi Smit-McFee.
Very exciting!! Seems like a legit kid, I liked "Let Me In" so... Maybe?

If this link is pasted in wrong it's cause I'm on a cell...

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:50 am
by Nandireya
Link works for me...

I think the only thing I've seen of his is Paranorman...though he is apparently a big part of a mini-series/TV movie on Gallipoli that is currently airing down here...he IS an Australian, you know. Might have to check out some of his other stuff...

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:43 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
i scrolled through my twitter this morning and FREAKED THE FLIP OUT!!! This is really exciting. I like this casting choice. He's attractive, but not too attractive. Slender, experienced, talented. I'm really looking forward to this. SQUEEEEE!!!

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:07 pm
by Nandireya
One post I read compared him to Benedict Cumberbatch...not classically attractive, but with an appeal all of his own...which fits Kurt quite well ^_^

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:01 pm
by Slarti
Yeah, I saw this late last night! Very cool! Now, hopefully, since this is the younger version, maybe they will dispense with the weird scarification thing, which I always found off-putting. And give him more of a personality.

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:24 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
I actually tweeted the crew and Kodi about that... I said that they should focus more on the young, fun character and not the scarry religious one...

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:59 am
by Ult_Sm86
Nandireya wrote:Link works for me...

I think the only thing I've seen of his is Paranorman...though he is apparently a big part of a mini-series/TV movie on Gallipoli that is currently airing down here...he IS an Australian, you know. Might have to check out some of his other stuff...



HE WAS ALSO IN The Road! TREMENDOUS FILM! [WARNING! Link is super sad]

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:07 am
by Nandireya
Yeah...not really my sort if movie...maybe the vampire one with Hit Girl in it is more my speed...

I wonder if they'll go into the Mystique connection, or gloss over it with a little aside like with Quicksilver?

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:57 pm
by Ult_Sm86
In the original "Let Me In" (called "Let The Right One In" but it's Swedish) the story is exceptionally dark. Example here.

The remake, while interesting and decent in its own way, is slightly more optimistic, but still a horror flick. It's visuals, in terms of cinematography, match the creativity of it's original, but as far as American remakes go, it's a very decent successor.

The Road is based on a book by Cormac McCarthy who also wrote the trilogy that inspired the 2000 film All The Pretty Horses. So... this kid has been in some good company in terms of solid scripts/stories/acting. Currently in a movie with Michael Fassbender [Magneto].

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:24 am
by Ult_Sm86
So "Slow West" looks REALLY good. I think I'm going to go outta my way to see that one.

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:35 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
This is an article that come out today (This particular source is http://x-menfilms.com/kodi-smit-mcphee- ... pocalypse/ )

"Superhero Hype caught up with 18 yo actor Kodi Smit-McPhee who plays a younger version of Nightcrawler in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE.

The actor says he connected with director Bryan Singer early on and became his first choice for the role. “I just had a meeting with Bryan Singer and we hit it off and spoke a lot about our own interests in quantum physics and the spiritual world, so we hit it off, and then I just did an audition and they were saying, ‘Bryan wanted you the whole time [for Nightcrawler] so let’s get the auditions done with.’ I can’t wait to connect up with him on set. It will be such a different environment.”

Smit-McPhee says he’s looking at all iterations of Nightcrawler for his performance, researching the comics, cartoons and the previous portrayal by Alan Cumming in X2. “I don’t try to avoid it [imitating Alan Cumming], and I don’t try to keep it in mind. I just let things come naturally. Because it is the Marvel Universe and X-Men and there are a lot of people expecting a lot of things, I did a huge amount of research on anyone who has portrayed it and even in the comics and the cartoons and live action. I just followed Nightcrawler’s story. I feel very honored and grateful to be expressing that now. I can’t wait.

“They have the ability to bring these younger characters in now, so I think a lot of the people who know the traditional origins of where this came from will be very happy.”

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:33 pm
by Ult_Sm86
http://on.mtv.com/1Kni7WC first look at Kurt!

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:05 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
The picture was already taken off Bryan Singer's instagram, but a quick search online will find you the image, available in still, gif, or video. Worth noticing: no scars, which is good. Fun eighties hair and outfit. And a splash of red and black on his shoulders, an homage to the comics. Maybe we'll see a comics style costume in this one! I think it looks great and I'm excited to see more!

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:33 pm
by Ult_Sm86
I'll fetch the gif later tonight unless someone beats me to it...

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:50 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
I have the gif, but don't know how to embed it in the forum. I shared it on Twitter.

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:06 pm
by Nightcrawlis
In video version

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ ... /?a=119699

Love the look of him

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:19 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
Thank you. He's my new Computer background :)

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:53 pm
by Nandireya
You can no longer notice the odd spacing of his eyes...

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:10 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
True story! Since he's a mutant, just chalk it up to genetics

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:16 am
by Ult_Sm86
Looks like a blatant photoshop job to me. I mean, ... GOOD photoshop job. But... a bit like a really well done cosplay if someone with experience/Hollywood tech and resources helped them make it.
Still...
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I love the look, now let's see it in action so we can know we don't have another Beast from First Class on our hands...

Hey Brian Singer!

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Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:51 pm
by Ult_Sm86
Don't know if you guys follow Bryan Singer's Instagram but it looks like we're getting Archangel.

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THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD!!

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Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 5:47 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
Oh yeah, Archangel AND Psylocke?! Sounds like a great Horsemen line-up and X-Force lead in. Olivia Munn is a great choice, so I'm pumped!

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:37 am
by Nandireya
Can't figure out how topost just the pic from my iPad...but if you scroll down...Kurt's still got those damn scars...and some nice, appropriately 80s blue streaks in his hair. How many sins could a pretween have actually committed?

Interesting that Mystique was the one to 'rescue' him though. Guess she knew where to look ;)

Re: Apocalyptic Kurt

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:02 pm
by Bamfing_Bob
Dammit. One or two scars make sense. But his whole face? Ugh... I am just glad he's in the film though. More about his character than anything else...