Nicholas Hoult Is Down To Play Beast In An ‘Avengers’ & ‘X-Men’ Crossover

Avengers X-Men Dark Phoenix Marvel Selene Kota Eberhardt Nicholas Hoult Jennifer Lawrence BeastNicholas Hoult revealed that he’s game for reprising his role of Beast in a potential X-Men and Avengers crossover movie.

Beast (Nicholas Hoult) has been a key part of the current X-Men movie franchise since 2011’s X-Men: First Class. Nicholas Hoult’s fan-favorite character Beast has gone from a scientist to full-blown superhero over the course of the last eight years. The character returns in next month’s X-Men film Dark Phoenix, but after that, the X-Men are heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Avengers.

No X-Men members have been cast in the MCU just yet but Nicholas Hoult is already throwing his hat in the ring for the job. Nicholas Hoult recently spoke with MTV International and they asked if he’d like to see the X-Men and the Avengers crossover on the big screen. This is what he had to say about the exciting possibility.

“Yeah, I think that would be cool if they do blend them together.”

Nicholas Hoult also talked about wanting to play the role of Beast alongside the Avengers.

“I’m not sure what their plans are, but I loved playing the role and I got to take him to a new spot in this film and try different things so if there was a way to keep growing within that character then that’d be something I’d be interested in.”

The actor was then asked who would win in a fight between the X-Men and the Avengers.

“The X-Men, obviously.”

Nicholas Hoult did give a very interesting explanation for why he chose X-Men over Avengers though.

“It’s very different though, superheroes to mutants. They kind of exist in different worlds.”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the X-Men and the Avengers on the big screen, as well as Nicholas Hoult’s potential future as Beast, as soon as more information becomes available. Are you a fan of Nicholas Hoult as Beast?  Would you like to see Nicholas Hoult play Beast again in an X-Men and Avengers crossover movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

“In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.”

Nicholas Hoult’s fan-favorite character Beast will return in X-Men: Dark Phoenix on June 7, 2019.

Source: MTV International

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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  • Bendy

    i HOPE HE PLAYS HIM AND NOT BATMAN!