Now that Disney has acquired Fox, the Mouse House has gained the rights to unusable Marvel characters, with fans getting curious as to when the Fantastic Four and the X-Men could make their MCU debut. There have been some X-Men stars who expressed their interest in reprising their roles, now, another actor adds to that list.
In a recent interview with Variety, X-Men star Nicholas Hoult thinks there’s more to explore about his character, Beast. “That was a fun evolution and that's something that I'm always looking for is how a character changes,” he said. “And I think there's a lot more to explore with that character." Hoult adds that he’s “interested” to know where the studio sees it going next.
Hoult played the role of Hank McCoy in four X-Men movies: X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Dark Phoenix. He also did a cameo in Deadpool 2.
For now, there’s no telling when Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige plans to introduce the X-Men into the MCU. It’s also unclear whether he’d bring back any recent actors to reprise their roles. So only time will tell if Hoult will get to play the role in future X-Men films, but sure enough, there are fans out there who are looking forward to that happening.
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