X2 star wonders why he hasn't gotten a call for Days of Future Past

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Ever since Bryan Singer was confirmed for Days of Future Past, it's been raining X-Men. From older Professor X and Magneto to Wolverine and possibly Cyclops, everyone's getting a second chance.

When it comes to the original X-Men trilogy, X2 was arguably the best entry. Not only because of its story, but because of the introduction of one of our favorite characters—Nightcrawler. The blue monk with yellow eyes was played by Scottish actor Alan Cumming. While promoting his latest film, Any Day Now, Cumming revealed that he wouldn't mind reprising his mutant role.

"I haven't gotten the call. I think they would have called by now," Cumming said. "It was funny, that film, because I really like it and everyone really responded to Nightcrawler and enough time has elapsed that I would like to go back to it... I think it's one of the films I'd been in that I think of as really good."

Cummings' Nightcrawler was one of the best comic-to-screen adaptations. He had the look and the accent down to a science. Plus, who can forget that opening scene in the White House? We'd love to see him again.

So how could he fit into the sequel? In the comics, Nightcrawler's the son of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Azazel (Jason Flemyng). And both characters appeared in X-Men: First Class. Unfortunately, they'd have to retcon his meeting Mystique in X2. But with time travel and alternate timelines that can be arranged, right?

Would you like to see Nightcrawler return?