Kodi Smitt-McPhee aka X-Men's Nightcrawler Would "Absolutely" Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe

MC'n you again.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is bringing almost 20 years of films starring everyone’s favourite mutants to an end. But it’s left us with some questions.

With the X-Men franchise coming under the Disney banner after its acquisition of 20th Century Fox, audiences have wondered what whether or not this is indeed the last film in this continuity or if there could be a merging of the franchises.

And although nothing has been set in stone, Kodi Smitt-McPhee who plays the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler said that he would “absolutely” be up for reprising the role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speaking with GOAT, Smitt-McPhee said “there’s been speculation, rumours and myths that they’ve been trying to merge them for a long time.”

“This [X-Men: Dark Phoenix] ultimately kind of shows the arc of where he [Nightcrawler] could go and that was my intention, to connect – to the first reveal of Nightcrawler that we did in Apocalypse that was really timid, comedic relief and vulnerable. Into this movie where it’s that different tone where it’s emotionally driven and it’s much darker.”

Here’s the thing, Smitt-McPhee’s performance in Dark Phoenix is phenomenal and makes him a worthy successor to Alan Cumming from X2: X-Men United.

And in all honesty, we’d love to see this iteration of X-Men fight alongside the Avengers if not at the least: Nightcrawler suiting up alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Just In Time For Avengers: Endgame, Here's A Recap Of All 21 Marvel Films In Under 7 Minutes

*May Contain Spoilers*

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going for 11 years, spanning 22 films and countless Stan Lee cameos, so you wouldn’t be wrong if you found it a little bit confusing.

But that’s why we created this handy and quick guide to help you in preparation for Avengers: Endgame or just a quick refresher on the wonderful world of Marvel.

Spoiler-Free Review: Avengers: Endgame Isn't The Ending We Wanted But It's The One We Needed

It's the greatest hits of the MCU.

After 21 films over 11 years of build up, Avengers: Endgame is easily one of the most anticipated movies in modern history, so it’s easy to worry about how it’d all turn out.

But somehow, they’ve done it and they’ve stick the landing.

Are we really that surprised?

Avengers: Endgame is one of the most thrilling cinematic experiences you could ask for. It’s a tear jerkingly brutal, beautifully composed and oozing in nostalgia, which is expected after everything that has led to this.

Dealing with the fallout from Infinity War, Endgame has our heroes in disarray and literally stranded on opposite ends of the universe and it all seems hopeless…but that’s where these characters prove how far they’ve come into their own.


The first phase of the MCU introduced us to relatively optimistic characters but now, they’re world wearied, tired but still somehow hopeful.

The core group of Avengers played by Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, put in career defining performances. These are characters we’ve grown alongside, we’ve seen their development and arcs and that’s what Endgame does best… it pays off everything.



Jokes, quotes and moments from literally every MCU film is paid off in one way or another, this film is like the greatest hits album of Marvel films.

It rewards those who have been there, sitting for collective hours waiting for post credits scenes or researching theories online *cough* Thanus.


The film knows what you’re expecting. Action spectacles, comedic beats and dramatic moments… subverts what you’re expecting and turns it up to 11. Even after watching almost all promotional trailers, the movie still packed a lot of surprises and twists.

Directors Joe & Anthony Russo and writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely have pulled off one of the greatest challenges a filmmaker could undertake and have crafted a piece of art that ties everything together and makes sense out of films that until now were disregarded.

Ant man is a goddamn MVP.

Avengers: Endgame is the most important movie Marvel has ever made, there was a lot riding on it but it works. It’s everything we could ever want and more, which is a lot to say but… they’ve done it.

It’s perfect.


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