The Marvels featured one crazy cameo in its post-credits scene. The film’s producer revealed exactly how that exceptional appearance came to be.
Warning! The article below contains spoilers for the post-credits scene of The Marvels. Continue reading at your own risk!
The post-credits scene for The Marvels showed the aftermath of Monica Rambeau ending up on the other side of a multiversal incursion. In it, Marvel fans saw Lashana Lynch return as Maria Rambeau under the codename “Binary” and the return of Kelsey Grammer as Beast. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Mary Livanos speaks on how happy she is for the scene.
“But I’m so delighted that Kevin [Feige] and folks were stoked about the idea of Binary and the fact that she does fit into the X-Men universe,” Livanos explains. “As a fan, I was just absolutely floored and delighted that we got to get Beast in there and have a big old X, right behind Binary. It was bananas.”
When asked how Mary Livanos and the rest of the team behind The Marvels convinced Kelsey Grammer to make a post-credits scene cameo as Beast in the MCU, Livanos revealed that it was rather simple: Kevin Feige called in a favor from his days of working on the X-Men films.
“Kevin Feige just called him up!” Livanos reveals. “Kevin, of course, worked on the X-Men films back in the day, so they have their own wonderful relationship. We were just so lucky to have him.”
It’s currently unclear if Kelsey Grammer will continue to appear as Beast in the MCU beyond his brief cameo in The Marvels post-credits scene. However, fans have overwhelmingly been celebrating the actor’s return, leaving the door open for him to reprise his role in Avengers: Secret Wars and beyond.
The talent behind The Marvels
The Marvels is set to be a groundbreaking film in many ways. Not only does it feature three powerful female superheroes, but it also has a female director, Nia DaCosta, who previously directed the horror flick Candyman. The movie features a cast that includes Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joon, Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur.
“She has a really calm vibe, too,” Iman Vellani said about DaCosta. “These movies are not easy to make at all. There’s like a million, bajillion little moving pieces. She and [executive producer] Mary [Livanos] did such a great job to keep morale high. Even if there were days where they wanted to rip people’s heads off, they would never show it and never put their stress on anyone else.”
In addition to directing The Marvels, Nia DaCosta also co-wrote the script alongside Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik, and Zeb Wells. During an interview, DaCosta described the movie as being “full comic book madness,” teasing what audiences can expect from the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe project.
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