You may remember him from Girls
, but now he is turning into a mutant.
Evan Jonigkeit has been cast
in the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past
as a young version of Toad.
“It’s a really incredible thing to be a part of. [Days of Future Past
] is huge and really exciting. I was so stoked to be working with all of these people. It was a really crazy experience”, he told MTV News.
Toad, a classic member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, was last seen in 2000 on X-Men
, played by Ray Park.
In order to play a younger version of this character, Jonigkeit went back to the comics: “I read a lot of the comic books. I found out the storyline of my character, who is Toad. X-Men fans will know that Ray Park played him in the first movie, so it’s a generation story of how he came to be. It’s really cool”.
He added that his version will look significantly different to the form we’ve seen before: “The aesthetics of the character are much different, and I’m not really allowed to say a whole lot more than that. It’s darker. I would say it’s a darker tone”.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
, with a multi-star cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Sir Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Sir Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, and Halle Berry will be released on May 23rd in the US and May 22nd in the UK.