Beast Enrols In X-Men: First Class

Skins and About A Boy star Nicholas Hoult cast as Beast. And will the new Banshee’s accent be as bad as the last one?

It’s also not clear whether Hoult will be in full-body prosthetics to play the later furry version of the Beast (as played by Grammer in X-Men: The Last Stand ) or if the story will stay true to the comics and have a human-looking Beast for his first appearances. Either way, Hoult seems slightly, um, slight to play the burly, Hobbit-footed mutant… But we trust director Matthew Vaughn to know what he’s up to. And Hoult does have beastly eyebrows. According to Empire , Hoult only became available for the role when filming on the new Mad Max film was postponed.