by Brett White
Well, actually only half of Beast has been revealed. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer has tweeted a picture of the Beast, and we assume that's returning star Nicholas Hoult underneath the blue fur. Hoult is reprising the role that he took on in "X-Men: First Class," and he's one of only four actors from that first film to return.
Singer included a passage from Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont's Beauty and the Beast in the tweet. Check out the full picture below. As far as first looks go, this one is pretty awesome.
"Many a monster wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man & the form of a monster" twitter.com/BryanSinger/st…
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) April 5, 2013
Awesome, right? This version of Beast looks much more ape-like than the feline-esque makeup worn by Hoult in the previous film. Perhaps this is the halfway point between the Beast we previously saw and the Beast of the future (a.k.a. Kelsey Grammer Beast). Beast's trademark sideburns are present, and his nose and lips look much more human than before.
I'm already excited about "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and this tiny sneak peek has only upped the excitement.
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