Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST features more mutants than we’ve ever seen before. As a result of some cuts, certain characters have had their roles restricted, such as Halle Berry’s Storm, or cut from the film altogether, such as Anna Paquin’s Rogue. Now comes word from ShowBizSpy, though, that a familiar blue face will be making a surprise cameo. Yes, that’s right, Beast will appear.
Now, we hear the shouts pointing out that Nicholas Hoult has been long confirmed to play Beast, picking up from his turn in Matthew Vaughn’s X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. This latest story reveals that Singer made the decision, in post-production, to go back and film some scenes with the older version of Beast, bringing back Kelsey Grammer in the process. Grammer, of course, played the character in X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.
The DAYS OF FUTURE PAST comic arc features an alternative future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels after a key senator was assassinated by a group of rogue mutants. Using time travel, the older Kitty Pryde tries to warn the younger X-Men of what terror is to come so that they can stop the assassination and save the future. The film adaptation is going to have Wolverine be sent back in time by Kitty, mainly due to the audience’s love of Jackman’s Logan and Kitty not even being born in the 'past' part of the film.
Forming quite the ensemble cast, the film sees James McAvoy as the younger Professor X, Patrick Stewart as the older Professor X, Michael Fassbender as the younger Magneto, Ian McKellen as the older Magneto, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Omar Sy as Bishop, Fan Binbing as Blink, Lucas Till as Havok, Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask, Evan Jonigkeit as Toad, Booboo Stewart as Warpath, Adan Canto as Sunspot, and Josh Helman as a young William Stryker. There’s also strong reports that James Marsden will be returning as Cyclops.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be released on 23rd May.
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