Kelsey Grammer Reflects On Being Recast As Beast In Fox"s X-Men Movie Franchise: "It Went Back In Time, I Was Gone!"

  • Kelsey Grammer opens up about being replaced as Beast in X-Men: First Class by Nicholas Hoult.
  • The X-Men franchise made a drastic change in direction after X-Men: The Last Stand's negative reception.
  • Not only did Kelsey Grammer get another shot at playing Beast in The Marvels, but he's now an official MCU character as well.
X-Men actor Kelsey Grammer reminisces about being Beast's recasting in X-Men: First Class, where Nicholas Hoult replaced him as Hank McCoy. Hank McCoy a.k.a. Beast made his live-action debut in X-Men: The Last Stand. Four years later, a younger version of the mutant was shown as a founding member of Charles Xavier's team in X-Men: First Class. Fox's X-Men franchise moved forward with this version of Beast, who also appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Dark Phoenix.
In an episode of THR's Full Comedy Actor Roundtable, Beast's first live-action actor Kelsey Grammer reveals his reaction to Beast's recasting between the release of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class. According to Grammer, one of "the two most challenging things" he's ever heard is the news that the X-Men franchise was going to go back in time, which he understood entailed a younger actor getting to play Beast instead of him. Grammer's comments can be appreciated at the 27' minute mark in the video below:
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