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With 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' Kodi Smit-McPhee teleports to superhero role
With 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' Kodi Smit-McPhee teleports to superhero role

In a puff of smoke and the blink of an eye, Kodi Smit-McPhee has teleported in time from child prestige actor to superhero tent-pole movie star. The 18-year-old Australian actor has been cast as the blue-hued, dimension-hopping mutant Nightcrawler in "X-Men: Apocalypse," director Bryan Singer announced on Instagram late Tuesday. Smit-McPhee, who said in his own Instagram post that he was "humbled and honored to be joining this incredible project," is best known for quiet, haunting performances in grim, arty dramas such as "Romulus, My Father," "The Road" and "Let Me In." He also voiced the main character in Tim Burton's 2012...

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