Azazel Won’t Return in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Jason Flemyng reveals he is glad to sit this one out, due to the extensive makeup work required for the character.

Jason Flemyng will not return as Azazel in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Jason Flemyng will not return as Azazel in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Jason Flemyng, who portrayed Azazel in X-Men: First Class, revealed today that he is not reprising his role for the mutant heavy sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Here's what the actor had to say, revealing that he is glad to stay home because of the exhaustive makeup process required for Azazel, and because he is now the father of twins.

"I don't think I will be back. Initially I was gutted, but then, I remembered I had to get up at two in the morning, I had to be painted red and be slightly out of focus and posed a lot, and that was sort of it. Now I don't have to do that. I've had twins so I'm quite glad to stay at home. It's filmed in Canada and it takes about seven months so I'm quite glad to be at home."

Back in January, Hugh Jackman revealed that "every other actor who's ever put a superhero uniform on" in previous X-Men movies is coming back for this new mutant adventure. Barring a last minute casting change, it looks like Azazel is sitting this one out.

Bryan Singer is directing from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg, which is based on a 1980s Marvel comic book arc by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The story takes place in an alternate future where mutants are hunted down viciously by Sentinels, after the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants murders an important Senaator.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014 and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.


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  1. skywise

    No Azazel....and i have a very strong susp*cion there will be no Nightcrawler.....


    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Vanboy

    Actually, I wish he was in it and there was an epic battle with him and Night Crawler and he gets his ass handed to him. "Oooo, I can't handle the make up!" Wus!

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  3. ejk1

    Not a big loss, really.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. zeus

    Yep, as far as his boy Matthew is not directing, why would they bring him back. But you never know.

    2 years agoby @zeusFlag

  5. Brizzy

    God f*cking damn it... They always remove my favourite mutants..

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    Wow, twice this has happened in the X-Men franchise. I mean, I guess I understand where he specifically is coming from, going through that long process for such an insignificant role, as to where Alan C*mming was just bitching for the sake of bitching. He was a cool character though, but I guess we can do without. We only have 800 other X-Men.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. supermanvenom

    ah that's too bad i really liked him

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Not news. This was known from the start

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Summit10

    not every mutant is compulsory to have a place for this bamf the road jack!

    2 years agoby @summit10Flag

  10. Dark-White-Knight

    Don't really care, his character in the film didn't develop as much as the others

    2 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

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