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Bryan Singer considering Gambit and Nightcrawler for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Director Bryan Singer attends the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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According to Comic Book Movie on March 20, director Bryan Singer of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is considering two characters for the "X-Men: Apocalypse" sequel. Though it was not a full line up that was revealed at the Cine Premiere event, but just an idea that Singer was delving into.

"I'm considering a Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler for Apocalypse," he said. "[I was] going to have Nightcrawler appear [in Days of Future Past] and even wrote a scene, but I felt that we were forcing too many mutants known history".

Fans have high hopes that Jean Grey and Scott Summers would make their debut in the sequel, but the two mutants mentioned above were not as such.

Singer had mentioned in the past that "X-Men: Apocalypse" would include younger versions of the well known mutants and also dismissed the post-credits scene rumor of "X-Men: Days of Future Past".

"People were concerned we were making Apocalypse an alien. It's odd," he told the magazine. "I don't know where that came from".

Singer was attracted to the idea of ancient mutants and how their influence on society back then would make an impact on an ancient community. Primitive cultures would likely think otherwise of these beings.

"One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants," Singer said. "What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?"

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in theaters come May 23 and "X-Men: Apocalypse" releases on May 26, 2016.

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