Actor Jason Flemyng has signed on for Matthew Vaughn's upcoming superhero film X-Men: First Class, according to Empire. The British actor will portray Azazel, the father of Nightcrawler in the X-Men universe. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.
"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". I am Azazel, and I can teleport by waving my arms [gestures like a cross between a flamenco dancer and a Bollywood star]."
The site was also able to confirm that Flemyng's Azazel will be red, as opposed to Nightcrawler's blue-skinned character. It wasn't clear, at this time, how big Flemyng's role in the film will be, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with any updates on X-Men: First Class as soon as we have more information.