X-Men: Kelsey Grammer Is Confident Beast Will Return in the MCU

Kelsey Grammer is confident that X-Men fans haven’t seen the last of Beast.

In the post-credit scene of 2023’s The Marvels, Grammer briefly reprises his role as Beast/Hank McCoy after Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) wakes up in an alternate reality and finds herself in Charles Xavier’s X-Mansion.

As fans are now waiting to see how this post-credit scene plays into Marvel’s Deadpool 3 or one of the upcoming Avengers movies, Grammer told The Wrap that he’s “confident” he’ll return for another MCU project.

“It is my hope that you will [see Beast again],” Grammer said. “I can say with a certain amount of confidence that you will. I would love to.”

He added, “I’ve always wanted to play him again. I see him as an extraordinary character, a real character of gravitas and importance in our culture. I’m delighted Beast is back and hope he’s back in a real way.”

Regarding his cameo in The Marvels, Grammer also said he was “very pleased” with the response he received from fans and that “a lot of people got in touch” with him after watching the movie.

What X-Men movies has Kelsey Grammer been in?

Grammer first portrayed Beast — a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby who first appeared in 1963’s X-Men #1 —  in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. He then reprised the role in 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past

In addition to Grammer’s portrayal, a younger version of Beast has been played by Nicholas Hoult in 2011’s X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, and 2019’s Dark Phoenix, along with a brief cameo in 2018’s Deadpool 2.

Directed by Nia DaCosta, The Marvels is currently playing in theaters. Deadpool 3, which will see Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) working with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and a number of other mutants, releases on July 26, 2024, from Marvel Studios.

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