And just like that -- poof! -- he's gone. Director Bryan Singer cleverly teased the return of Nightcrawler for his movie "X-Men: Apocalypse," which is set to come out May 27, 2016 and just started production.

Here's Bryan's tweet from this morning (Monday, April 27):

Bless him, you know what he did? He quickly deleted that Instagram pic, so now Nightcrawler cannot be found. Well played. You may remember Alan Cumming's Nightcrawler from "X2" and now Kodi Smit-McPhee will be playing the mutant who can teleport in puffs of smoke. captured the new image before Singer could delete it:
"X-Men: Apocalypse" will bring back the new regulars -- including James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender -- with some new faces, from McPhee to "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner as Jean Grey.

Keep an eye on Singer's Twitter (and Instagram) for more updates. He's having too much fun teasing us, but we don't mind.