X-MEN: DOFP: Nicholas Hoult Reveals Why 'Beast' Looks Human In Some Shots

When the first few official stills from the movie were released, fans wondered why Hoult's Hank McCoy appeared normal looking at times, and then others as the bouncing blue Beast we know and love. In the following interview the actor spills all. Mild SPOILERS ahead..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/20/2014
Towards the end of X-Men: First Class, Nicholas Hoult's Hank McCoy accidentally transformed himself into the blue, cat-like creature that would come to be known as 'Beast'. Comic fans will be more familiar with this look than his human one, as that's how he's generally been depicted over the last 40 years! Because of this, we all assumed that the character would keep his furry blue appearance heading into Bryan Singer's Days Of Future Past, and obviously we've seen that he has...but not exactly in the way we'd have thought. While speaking to JoBlo, Hoult reveals that they've basically turned McCoy into a blue version of The Hulk!



"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. So yeah, he changes into Beast a few times throughout the story and they've done some great action sequences with him this time, particularly in the mansion flying around on these chandeliers and stuff."


One of the defining traits of Hank McCoy has always been his coming to terms with his physical appearance while maintaining his gentle spirit and brilliant mind, so introducing this serum that allows him to look normal 90% of the time could really be seen as doing a pretty big disservice to the character. Of course we don't know exactly how it'll all play out, but based on just what Hoult says here I'd say they're in for a bit of backlash! What do you guys think? There's much more to the interview so be sure to click the link below to check it out.
Source: JoBlo
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JordanKing - 2/20/2014, 7:59 AM
So they made him into Hulk-lite? Why am I not surprised? ^^
Batmaniac - 2/20/2014, 8:01 AM
I think this has to do with him accepting who he is, which is something he has trouble with, so it should make for a nice piece of character development seeing him go from this guy who is ashamed of how he really looks to accepting who he is.
seyrie - 2/20/2014, 8:01 AM
So they basically ripped off the Hulk concept?..really Singer? B
JoJo1982 - 2/20/2014, 8:02 AM
So now Beast is the Hulk


Smh...... GTFO
Hellsing - 2/20/2014, 8:02 AM
I could have been reading this wrong but from the set interviews with Mcavoy it seemed like he was hinting at the fact that Hank some how figures out a way fro Xavier to walk again now I have no idea how the [frick] he does that. I have zero expectations from this movie so there's no chance of being disappointed(well I hope that's case)
JoJo1982 - 2/20/2014, 8:03 AM
@batmaniac

Mutant... And Proud
Dinotron - 2/20/2014, 8:04 AM
Okay so now we have a hulk ripoff...seriously??? **Sigh**

Incoming Fox supporters in 3..2...1....
OpticBlastWins - 2/20/2014, 8:04 AM
Your making me angry Singer. You Wont like me when im angry
TheRationalNerd - 2/20/2014, 8:05 AM
And even with this news people will still act dumbfounded with understanding why Hank will look the way his does in the film...lol Very glad we're getting some clear-ups on things people are questioning about. Oh and what happened to the trailer Singer was supposed to have released the day right after Guardians "to steal the shine" for the film folks? (sarcasm)
JoJo1982 - 2/20/2014, 8:06 AM
@omega

It still defeats the whole purpose why beast is beast

But I'll let this go for now, it'll put more story into why beast is supposed to be beast
Dinotron - 2/20/2014, 8:06 AM
@Hellsing
But if Hank found a way to aid in Xavier to walk in the 70s why isn't he walking in the future using that same technology where supposedly things are more advanced?
Gaebora - 2/20/2014, 8:07 AM
@ 0megaDaGod

I guess in a movie, that has such a huge budget, the cost for full-time Beast make-up would not really be a factor. Also, I'd say it's propably more complicated and costly to stage multiple transformation scenes then it would be to just let him be Beast all the time.
JoJo1982 - 2/20/2014, 8:07 AM
But still sounds stupid they done that
SuperCat - 2/20/2014, 8:07 AM
Don't like it at all. He should stay blue.
breakUbatman - 2/20/2014, 8:07 AM
Hey someone has to use this gimmick its not like Banner is using it or anything

"I'm always angry"

B***h why ain't you always Hulk?
ATrueHero1987 - 2/20/2014, 8:09 AM
.............
JoJo1982 - 2/20/2014, 8:09 AM
Yeah I agree
Him transforming into beast would cost more money then just have him in full make up from the start
ProfessorX - 2/20/2014, 8:10 AM
Obviously he learns to accept his appearance at some point between this film and The Last Stand, and stops using the serum.
TheRationalNerd - 2/20/2014, 8:10 AM
Lol, c'mon now seriously guys? What happens to the image reducer so many people referred this to? Animalistic like urges (aka part of the ongoing evolution of his mutation) Beast is always going through changes in the comics so why people are getting so worked up about this is beyond me. lol
Batmaniac - 2/20/2014, 8:11 AM
@JoJo

I loved how Mystique accepted who she was in the end of First Class, thanks to a little push from Magneto, but Hank is ready for that yet.

You know, he's got a lot of anger inside of how he looks, so I think it makes an interesting dynamic that the trigger to revealing his look is his anger. I think it's going to be interesting see Hank go from this guy that's ashamed of how he looks, to just accepting that he is Beast.

What I think is great is something similar is happening with Charles, and it kind of stays true to First Class in that sense, because in First Class, Hank was trying to 'fix' himself and Mystique, and now he's trying to fix himself and Charles. So I think it's going to be interesting to see these two go through this together and finally see them accept themselves for who they are and how that plays of each of them, because you know, one of them is bound to inspire the other.
SuperCat - 2/20/2014, 8:12 AM
JoJo1982 - 2/20/2014, 8:13 AM
@omega

Lol well it's true....

But going to think about I'll let this go since at the end of first Beast was a A-hole to Mystique about looking normal and all



But then in Last Stand he was proud to be the blue furry thing and didnt take the cure


So I guess this movie we find out why he becomes mutant and proud



But the whole make me angry and turn into a beast thing is silly, they could of went another way with that
TheUltimateSuperman92 - 2/20/2014, 8:13 AM
I hate this guy just because he is dating Jenifer Lawrence...
sameoldthing - 2/20/2014, 8:14 AM
The actors & movie studio executives want the faces of the top talent to be seen for a major portion of the movie.
That's why Thor never wears his helmet,Cap & Iron Man constantly remove their helmets.

Wolverine never wears a mask & Spidey keeps getting his mask tore up or taken off.
Oh Well...more of the same.
TheRationalNerd - 2/20/2014, 8:18 AM
"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."

I don't recall Banner in the Marvel/Disney films "successfully" creating a serum that stabilizes him from turning into the hulk.
SpiderFraud - 2/20/2014, 8:19 AM
I don't see the big deal, maybe this will be part of his character development like Batmaniac said.
FantasticSpidey - 2/20/2014, 8:20 AM
Singer is the king of rip-offs officially.
TheClemster - 2/20/2014, 8:21 AM
Yeah that's why you should read the comics douchebag!!!!!!!
newhire13 - 2/20/2014, 8:22 AM
Pretty much no different than the image inducer from the comics, just ties more directly into what was established in First Class with Beast trying to change his appearance on a molecular level.
Gaebora - 2/20/2014, 8:22 AM
Yeah, the reasoning behind this is propably to let one of the main actors' face be seen.
TheClemster - 2/20/2014, 8:23 AM
Not true Gus

I think you suckless when you are blue

BlacktinAmerica - 2/20/2014, 8:23 AM
Joss Whedon's reaction
JoshWilding - 2/20/2014, 8:24 AM
So, he's a Hulk werewolf? Man, Singer SUCKS.
McNyagano - 2/20/2014, 8:25 AM
"I don't recall Banner in the Marvel/Disney films "successfully" creating a serum that stabilizes him from turning into the hulk."

MrMartinMarvel - 2/20/2014, 8:25 AM
MrCBM56 - 2/20/2014, 8:26 AM
This actually fixes a continuity error because in X2 he was shown on the TV as human. That's another one off the list. I like the idea.
ComicsBornAndBred - 2/20/2014, 8:26 AM
It's an interesting dynamic for character development and a reason for the studio to display their talents actual face. I think it's intriguing to have Hank still digging his new form. No one was over turning into an animal easily. T makes sense that he would iggy it at first but he may learn to accept it once he discovers the oncoming war and how he Gould embrace his mutant abilities and fight for his race. Also, he's a scientist so he would try to find any way to look human. He appeared human for years working under the CIA. He's used to false faces
MrReese - 2/20/2014, 8:27 AM
meh w.e
TheClemster - 2/20/2014, 8:27 AM
@ McNyagano

LOL :)
efcamachopmp - 2/20/2014, 8:28 AM
So much for Mutant and Proud...O_o

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