X-Men star Nicholas Hoult wants to play mutant character Beast again for a future Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
Last year, the live-action X-Men films ended with something of a whimper with the 2019 film, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The film was notable for having been delayed several times and was subject to several reshoots which included an entire reworking of the film’s climax. In the end the film bombed at the box office, only earning a little over $250M worldwide on what was reported to be a $200M budget with critics panning the film and fan’s being mostly indifferent. However, Beast actor Nicholas Hoult would like to play the character again in the future.
Nicholas Hoult first appeared as a younger version of Beast in X-Men: First Class. He would go on to reprise the role for X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocolypse, had a cameo appearance in Deadpool 2, before making his final appearance in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. However, Nicholas Hoult revealed in a recent interview with Variety that he would be open to playing the character again and is interested in exploring Beast’s future:
“That was a fun evolution and that’s something that I’m always looking for is how a character changes. And I think there’s a lot more to explore with that character. So I’d be interested to know where they see it going next.”
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Nicholas Hoult last appeared as Beast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Here is the synopsis for the film:
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
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