Kelsey Grammer Hopes To Return as Beast In Future X-Men Films
During a new interview in support of Transformers: Age of Extinction, former Cheers and Frasier [...]
During a new interview in support of Transformers: Age of Extinction, former Cheers and Frasier star Kelsey Grammer said that he hopes that he gets to play Beast in another X-Men movie following his brief cameo at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Asked how he was approached to appear in the time-traveling "inbetweenquel," Grammer explained that in fact he hadn't been.
"Actually I called Bryan," Grammer told Collider in a video embedded below. "I bumped into Hugh Jackman and he said, 'Oh you're gonna be in another X-Men, mate!' and I said, 'No I'm not, I don't know anything about it.' So I made a couple of inquiries, got a hold of the script, found out that it's primarily dealing with the past and that timeline I don't have a place in, but I saw that at the end there was this coda where he made an appearance. I said, 'Listen, I really want to be involved,' so Bryan arranged for it and I had a lovely time."
Asked about the possibility of reprising the role, Grammer added, "I hope to do another. I hope they find some way to come up with a new story that involves Beast in my timeline."
Grammer, who first appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, returned to reprise the role in Days of Future Past, appearing alongside original X-Men trilogy stars like Famke Janssen and James Marsden. The next film is taking place in the 1980s and primarily stars the X-Men: First Class cast but producers have said that there will likely be at least cameo appearances from some of the original cast.