It seems as though Bryan Singer has revealed a first look at Nicholas Hoult as Beast in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” The director tweeted an image that is clearly of Beast, and its differences from the way the character looked in “X-Men: First Class” lead to the assumption that this still is actually from that movie’s sequel.
“Many a monster wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man & the form of a monster,” Singer quoted in his tweet.
Hopefully this means that Singer will soon be teasing the rest of the X-Men as well, both past and present. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” features returning actors McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore, and newcomers Omar Sy Peter Dinklage. The movie is due in theaters on July 18, 2014.
The official plot synopsis says “the storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men.”