X-Men: Timothee Chalamet stuns as Nightcrawler in jaw-dropping image

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Timothee Chalamet attends the "Bones And All" red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 02, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Timothee Chalamet attends the "Bones And All" red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 02, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) /

The idea of Timothee Chalamet joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a dream to Marvel fans and after seeing the actor suit up as Nightcrawler we see why.

Despite being more than a decade removed from its launch, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still going stronger than ever before.

Not only is Marvel Studios still king of the box office, but it’s also making waves on the small screen with its Disney Plus originals which have not only been viewed by millions but have even earned the studio Emmy acclaim. And the studio shows no signs of slowing down.

Marvel has already confirmed several new films and series, with even more mystery projects still in the works.

Among the many projects fans are anxiously awaiting news on is the studios’ plans for the X-Men franchise and the rich characters the studio now has the rights following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.

While Marvel Studios has been slow to reveal its plans for the X-Men, anticipation continues to build as fans are counting down the days until the beloved heroes and villains from the franchise make their way into the MCU. As fans continue to wait for news from Marvel, all eyes have been on who the studio will cast to play key roles within the franchise.

Although no casting decisions have been announced just yet nor has been revealed which X-Men characters Marvel might turn to first, thanks to an incredible piece of fanart, we’ve been given our first glimpse at what Timothee Chalamet could look like in the role of Nightcrawler!

What Timothee Chalamet could look like Nightcrawler

Clearly inspired by the looming arrival of the X-Men within the MCU, digital artist Captain Iron Widow debuted an incredible rendering of the Oscar-nominated Chalamet in the role of Nightcrawler which has given fans the chance to see just how amazing he could be as the iconic X-Men hero.

In the stunning concept art, Chalamet is transformed into Nightcrawler with impeccable details that help to bring the character to life. From the character’s signature blue skin tone to his iconic red costume, no detail has been spared for the concept art envisioning Chalamet as Nightcrawler.

Maybe it’s the design or maybe it’s seeing Chalamet suit up as Nightcrawler, but the key art absolutely gives us chills and makes a compelling argument for why he’d be perfect in the role if given the chance.

Has Timothee Chalamet met with Marvel?

Marvel Studios is notorious for keeping its meetings under the radar in order to prevent casting news from leaking out before they’re ready to reveal the news to fans. Because of this, it’s unclear whether the studio has had any meetings with Timothee Chalamet but reports suggest Chalamet is very much on Marvel’s radar!

According to reports from We Got This Covered, Chalamet has long been on Marvel’s radar and the studio is reportedly eyeing the Dune actor for a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Is Timothee Chalamet joining the MCU?

At this time, it remains a mystery whether Timothee Chalamet might join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Because of how vast the MCU is, it’s hard to predict what character he could end up playing but Marvel is clearly interested in having him join the MCU.

Considering Chalamet was among those on Marvel’s shortlist to play the role of Spider-Man before the casting of Tom Holland, the studio clearly sees his star potential. If they saw enough in him to consider him for the role of Spider-Man, one has to imagine if Marvel were to cast him in the MCU they’d aim to find a major role for him when the timing finally works out.

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Do you think Timothee Chalamet would make a good Nightcrawler in the MCU? If not Nightcrawler, which Marvel character would you like to see Chalamet play within the MCU? Let us know in the comments below!