Jason Flemyng joins ‘X Men: First Class’ cast

'Lock, Stock…' actor to play father of 'Nightcrawler'

Jason Flemyng has been cast as Azazel, the father of teleporting mutant Nightcrawler, in the upcoming Matthew Vaughn-directed film X Men: First Class.

Flemyng has appeared in every Vaughn project so far, and made his name in Guy Ritchie‘s debut film Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, which Vaughn produced.

Speaking to Empire, Flemyng said: “I am Azazel and I can teleport by waving my arms. Matthew showed me my costume just the other day. Now I swore I’d never be in heavy make-up again, but this role is going to involve it. But at least they said, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll add the tail in post’.

The new film focuses on the early days of Professor X and Magneto.

X-Men: First Class also stars Twilight actor Ed Gathegi, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Bacon.