Nicholas Hoult may have played Hank McCoy/Beast more times in the Fox X-Men films, but some fans still have a special place in their heart for the first live-action Beast played by Kelsey Grammer. Admittedly X-Men: The Last Stand wasn’t a perfect movie, but it’s possible Grammer could be making a return soon.
This was posted by insider Daniel Richtman:
Someone who was the perfect casting for a certain role and never got his chance to do justice with it cuz they wasted him on a shitty movie is coming back. That's all I'm gonna say
— Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK) October 25, 2023
Though his post has intentionally vague on who would be returning, user @thejbratc did spot a post that could be a hint that Richtman is specifically pointing to Grammer in his post:
Solved it. You’re welcome pic.twitter.com/SmIQGIMXL4
— MyNameIsJeff (@thejbratc) October 25, 2023
Of course, this is just a rumor for now, but with all the cameos expected to appear in Deadpool 3 from Jennifer Garner’s Elektra to Channing Tatum’s Gambit, an appearance from Grammer as Beast won’t be so farfetched; after all, he does have an interesting dynamic with Wolverine, what with both of them being referred to as ‘animals,’ only this time, Beast is arguably the ‘calmer’ one.
The Last Stand isn’t even the final time that Grammer played the role. He also has a short appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where Logan wakes up in the end to find all of his friends alive:
Personally, I thought Grammer also nailed the role, and while The Last Stand wasn’t perfect, the part of Beast was definitely well cast, and it was great to see Hank McCoy play a more diplomatic role in the film as compared to all the other X-Men who are stuck to just doing fight scenes.
Grammer may not be officially confirmed yet, but Deadpool 3 is hoping for a release next year.