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X-Men 2 casting!

05.28.2002

It's been all but confirmed by Fox that Nightcrawler and Pyro would be two of the mutant editions to X-MEN 2 (or X2, whatever you prefer).  I was pretty much sold when AICN's script review pointed out that fact but there may be some skeptics still lingering out there.   Well, short of an official press release from Fox (which I don't think you're getting any time soon), this is the real deal.  The Hollywood Reporter says Ethan Embry (CAN'T HARDLY WAIT) and Aaron Stanford (TADPOLE) have been cast as Nightcralwer and Pyro, respectively.  In case you're a newbie, here's a little background info on the two characters.

Nightcrawler (aka Kurt Wagner) will be the next blue-skinned mutant, alongside Mystique, to star in the film.  His mutant powers include the ability to teleport himself from place to place leaving behind a cloud of smoke, the smell of brimstone and the famous BAMF! sound.

Ethan Embry
Ethan Embry

Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler

Pyro (aka John Allerdyce) was actually a villain in the comics (as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants) but will reportedly play a member of Professor Xavier's school in X2.  His mutant gift is the ability to control fire (not generate it) and wears a flame-throwing backpack attached to Spider-Man like shooters on his wrist.   He died (in the comics) as a result of the Legacy Virus; a deadly disease that attacked only mutants.

Aaron Stanford
Aaron Stanford in TADPOLE

Pyro
Pyro looking evil

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