Kelsey Grammer isn’t done playing Beast just yet — or at least, he doesn’t hope to be.
The “Fraiser” star made a brief cameo at the end of the X-Men franchise’s most recent installment, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” as Beast, as the time-traveling nature of the mutant movie allowed many of the original cast to appear. In an interview with Collider in promotion for “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” Grammer said that hopes he isn’t done with the character yet.
“I hope to do another,” he said. “I hope they find some way to come up with a new story that involves Beast in my timeline.”
In fact, he revealed it was he who actually took the initiative to call director Bryan Singer and get the ball rolling on his part in “Days of Future Past.”
“Actually I called Bryan,” he said. “I bumped into Hugh Jackman and he said, ‘Oh you’re gonna be in another X-Men, mate!’ and I said, ‘No I’m not, I don’t know anything about it.’ So I made a couple of inquiries, got a hold of the script, found out that it’s primarily dealing with the past and that timeline I don’t have a place in, but I saw that at the end there was this coda where he made an appearance. I said, ‘Listen, I really want to be involved,’ so Bryan arranged for it and I had a lovely time.”
Grammer first appeared as Beast in “X-Men: The Last Stand,” and showed up alongside many of the original cast in “Days of Future Past.”
The next X-Men movie, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” will take place in the ’80s. While it will feature primarily the “X-Men: First Class” cast, screenwriter Simon Kinberg confirmed that some of the original cast would be involved — meaning there’s hope for a Beast return.