Another ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Cameo Revealed? [Spoilers]

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Kelsey Grammer as the Beast in X Men The Last Stand Another X Men: Days of Future Past Cameo Revealed? [Spoilers]

According to ShowbizSpy, Kelsey Grammer has shot a secret cameo for Days of Future Past as Dr. Hank McCoy, A.K.A. Beast, the classic X-Men character he originated in director Brett Ratner’s 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand, and who was subsequently played as a youngster in First Class by Nicholas Hoult.

According to “an insider” on the film:

“Producers had the brilliant idea to bring back Kelsey for Days of Future Past. It wasn’t hard to get him to sign on for a guest appearance. He jumped at the opportunity the second it was brought to his attention.”

The previous trailer and previews have centered on an older Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), whose consciousness is sent back in time by Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) at the behest of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) to change history. This potentially leaves room for a whole host of timeline-altering possibilities (which is apparently one of the movie’s goals), but where would the older Beast fit in?

This anonymous source has an answer: “Kelsey will appear as an alternate adult Beast toward the end of the film.” As for when Grammer shot his appearance:

“Kelsey’s special cameo was secretly shot during post-production on the Fox lot under the impression that Kelsey would be on set to film a pilot for a different project.”

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As always, take this with several tons of salt… but it makes a certain amount of sense, if true. Grammer’s performance was a standout in a film that is largely derided by fans, and his character has undergone a number of transformations in the comics.

Speaking of transformations, one curious aspect of much of DoFP‘s promotional material has been the way that Hoult’s Beast is sometimes seen in full blue, furry mode as well as his human form. Last month, Hoult explained to JoBlo:

What’s happened up to this point is between the time of the last movie and this movie my character has created a serum which basically controls his mutation so his appearance is normal as long as he doesn’t get worked up.  Any animal instinct or urges, that kind of brings him out.

This begs the question of what form Grammer’s Beast will take. If his cameo (if real) ends up in the movie, and he truly comes in only at the end, he may have a bigger role to play in X-Men: Apocalypse, with plans to feature him in later films – perhaps even Wolverine 3. As always, stay tuned for more details as they become available.


X-Men: Days of Future Past will open in U.S. theaters on May 23rd, 2014.

Source: ShowbizSpy

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  1. I would have a nerdgasm if he appeared as the cat-like Beast.

  2. Beast should have been completely cgi with motion capture. He always gave me a teen wolf vibe in that costume.

  3. If true, YEEESSS!!!!XD Fix all that was wrong with Last Stand!

  4. Man I was hoping for James marsden being the secret cameo. All it would take is showing bishop show up right before cyclops is killed by the Phoenix and whisk him away. It never showed him dying, just his glasses floating there.

    • Well, once again, Marsden was sitting next to Halle Berry on the flight from Vancouver to LA once she was done filming her scenes, so he was definitely in the city at the time of filming, if not on set.

      I reckon this Beast cameo was “leaked” on purpose so that people will look out for it during the movie and have the studio pull a “ta-da!” moment with a Cyclops cameo that nobody should’ve known about except those of us who remember seeing the cellphone image taken of Halle and James a year ago that seems to have been all but forgotten since.

      • The mere chance of this is the only reason I’m even going to see this. Cyclops was always my favorite, and the way he was killed in The Last Stand was an awful moment in an awful movie.

      • !—–SPOILER ALERT—–!


        WOW , the feeling had about FOX pulling a TADA on us was sooooo right!!! Kelsey’s beast is in the movie yes as rumoured but 10seconds after you see him there is a woman in red standing facing the other way then she turns to logan and reveals to be jean back alive like nothing happened… BUT THEN… Marsden’s cyclops Walks by and says hi and runs off, Logan is left
        With an open mouth and is very happy. owh yeah, Bobby and Rogue appear to be together again as a couple as well at the end.

    • Cyclops and jean grey are in the movie but not credited

  5. He was one of the best things about The Last Stand. Good.

  6. Two Beasts, will one go dark?

    • Age of Apocalypse’s Dark Beast?

      I would like to see that. :)

  7. was hoping for cyclops but this is just as good :)

  8. hmmm…Maybe Kelsey Grammars’ Beast comes into contact with Apocalypse alluding to Dark Beast being 1 of the 4 horseman…

    For the other 3 henchmen…

    • that’s what I just thought of…Dark Beast would be awesome, and another step towards Mr. Sinister!

  9. It would be really awesome to see a final scene where Wolverine changes the past and once he returns to present time, he sees Cyclops, Jean, Angel and Beast alive and together after all these years.

    That will be an exciting end leaving the audience soo hyped for another sequel in present time.

    • Nah….I’m placing bets ten to one that we end up seeing Dark Beast show up though.

  10. WOW. They managed to squeeze 3 clicks per viewer for their website out of one article, that the original blurb could have told us in the first place. Good for you SR!

  11. You guys are doing a good job by keeping this as SPOILER, while other website already spoiled the news by putting it in the headlines *sigh*

    But seriously, what’s the point of a surprise cameo if it’s not a surprise anymore. Especially when you don’t want to know, but visit a website (not ScreenRant of course, as I said above) and suddenly read it blatantly on the front page…

    • Because like I said, sometimes they “leak” things themselves to hide a bigger secret. Bait and switch tactic at its finest.

    • yeah, I dont get those movie sites. Searching for attention maybe? I dont get it

  12. Kelsey Grammer was one of the best part of X-Men: The Last Stand. If Brett Ratner did anything right, he made some cool casting decisions. It would be dope if this was true and Kelsey Grammer was a version of Dark Beast. I guess we’ll see. More DOFP rumors to peak the already dead interest of a lot of fans!

  13. this cameo would be awesome! i can’t wait. it’s second on my most anticipated movies of this summer. GODZILLA #1!

  14. We need to talk about what “brilliant” means…

  15. (possible spoiler)Well the thing is, we already know that Hank McCoy is going to appear as the Dark Beast. When the Dark Beast does show up he will obviously be working for Apocalypse. It isn’t going to match the comic exactly yet that’s always okay.

    The whole idea though is we’re most likely going to see Beast in several movies going forward, both as the ‘good’ beast and the Dark Beast because of the nature of the story line to come. And I am sure there is not anyone who isn’t excited to see a fight between Logan and Hank on screen, a.k.a the Dark Beast vs Wolverine, much like no one ever wished to miss the fight between Obi Wan and Anakin in Star Wars.

    It isn’t just the fact Beast is super strong, he is also super intelligent and nigh impossible to kill much like Wolverine. So when he does turn bad and imo it’s inevitable that he will turn dark, it will make the fight between them really dramatic. Just like Charles Xavier being still alive. Yes at the end of X-Men 3 it shows that Xavier who died was an astral projection, somehow Professor X teleported himself away. Still does not explain how Cyclops can be dead and not Charles, unless Cyclops isn’t.

  16. I want the older Beast’s leather jacket.

  17. avengers movie universe > spider-man movie universe. xmen movie universe isn’t mentioned because it’s such a steaming pile of crap and needs to be destroyed and rebooted. with NO BRYAN SINGER BECAUSE HE IS TERRIBLE

  18. Kelsey Grammer almost made X3 worth. He is amazing in the role, much better than Nicholas Hoult.

    • K. Grammer’s Beast is a good performance with some fun one liners & comedic beats.

      BUt overall i found Hoult’s Beast to be an even better performance with more nuanced writing that Nicholas hits out of the park.

      Kudos to both Beasts, with my nod going to Nicholas Hoult, who is a terrific actor.
      I’m hoping to see both Beasts in DOFP.

      Woo-Hoo! Only hours to go…less than half a day before I’m watching my most anticipated X-Men movie ever.

  19. So for all who have seen the movie, it was a great little snippet to see Beast at the end and hearing Kelsey Grammer’s voice.

    However, I thought the costume looked like crap as I feel the same about The First Class and DoFP past costume of Beast. I thought the Beast design from The Last Stand was far better. Maybe I just like it more because it reminds me of the X-Men the Animated series version.


    I’m just happy they found a way for cycops and jean grey to still be alive… I hated that they got killed off in X3