The X-Men movie franchise may not have always gotten it right when it came to casting (Rogue, Cyclops, Gambit... the list goes on) but when they got it right, they got it spot on. Kelsey Grammar was an inspired choice for the intellectual and erudite Hank McCoy. Indeed, like Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, it’s difficult to imagine anyone else in the role, Nicholas Hoult aside.
Having made the briefest of brief cameos in the latest instalment, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Grammar is keen to don the blue fur once more. Speaking to Collider about his return to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, Grammar has said ‘Actually I called Bryan. I bumped into Hugh Jackman and he said, ‘Oh you’re gonna be in another X-Men, mate!’ and I said, ‘No I’m not, I don’t know anything about it.’ So I made a couple of inquiries, got a hold of the script, found out that it’s primarily dealing with the past and that timeline I don’t have a place in, but I saw that at the end there was this coda where he made an appearance. I said, ‘Listen, I really wanna be involved,’ so Bryan arranged for it and I had a lovely time.’
Fans may just see Grammar alongside Jackman in the upcoming AGE OF APOCALYPSE, despite its 1980s setting and focus on the younger incarnations. Grammar has commented ‘I hope to do another. I hope they find some way to come up with a new story that involves Beast in my timeline.’ This may very well be Grammar’s last stand as far as X-Men is concerned.
AGE OF APOCALYPSE is due out May 2016.
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