X-Men's Nicholas Hoult addresses potential MCU appearance
X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult is "open" to reprising his snarling blue mutant within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Real name Hank McCoy, his incarnation of Beast appeared across four X-Men movies – starting with First Class and ending with Dark Phoenix in 2019 – after Kelsey Grammer originally brought him to life in X-Men: The Last Stand.
So with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool poking their heads through the multiverse next year, does Hoult see himself joining them at some point?
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"I would be open to it. I enjoy watching [Marvel] films," he revealed in the latest issue of SFX. "If there was a role that made sense for me, I would happily jump back in.
"I had a great time playing Beast and making the X-Men movies. I don't know what Marvel is planning with the X-Men, but I'd like to see how they integrate them into that world.
"I don't know... I like balancing different characters and tones, but I had a really good time on those movies."
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While we patiently wait for that to materialise, Hoult also admitted in 2019 that he'd be keen to stay on as the big-screen Beast.
"It's a character that I love," he told RadioTimes.com. "That character's grown as I've grown, and I feel like when I grow and get older and discover new things in life I can put more into the character.
"So who knows what the plans will be for the X-Men? But if it were something that made sense for me to do and they wanted me to, then I'd be happy to play him again," added the Renfield star.
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