Despite consistent rumors to the contrary, ComingSoon.net has confirmed that Alan Cumming will not be reprising his X2 role of Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner in Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The franchise sequel, set for release July 18, 2014, will feature quite a few returning mutants with Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Halle Berry all reprising their respective roles alongside newcomers Peter Dinklage and Omar Sy.
The film boasts a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired Chris Claremont and John Byrne's comic book storyline that ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981. "Days of Future Past" introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
Cumming, meanwhile, is a regular on CBS' "The Good Wife" and will be providing a voice in the upcoming live-action/CGI hybrid sequel, The Smurfs 2.