Kelsey Grammer Talks Appearing in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; Says He Hopes to Do Another X-MEN Film

     June 22, 2014

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When the casting stories for X-Men: Days of Future Past began to hit, it became clear very quickly that director Bryan Singer was bringing back nearly every actor who had ever appeared in one of the proper X-Men films.  The split timeline of the superhero pic made it possible to use Patrick Stewart and James McAcvoy in the same movie, and towards the end of the film, even more actors popped up in some quick, exciting cameos.  Once such actor was Kelsey Grammer, whose first and only other appearance as Beast was in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand.

While speaking with Grammer in Hong Kong in anticipation of the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Steve also asked the actor about his appearance in X-men: Days of Future Past.  Grammer revealed that he actually called Singer personally to see if he could come back, and expressed his desire to play Beast again in another future X-Men film.  More after the jump.

kelsey-grammer-x-men-days-of-future-pastGrammer said he was “delighted” to get back in the Beast makeup for his appearance in the new timeline at the end of Days of Future Past, and told Steve that he took the initiative to see if he could perform the cameo:

“Actually I called Bryan.  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 wanna be involved,’ so Bryan arranged for it and I had a lovely time.”

The actor reiterated his delight at returning to the role, adding that he hopes it wasn’t for the last time:

“I hope to do another.  I hope they find some way to come up with a new story that involves Beast in my timeline.”

For the immediate future, Fox is putting together the Days of Future Past sequel X-Men: Apocalypse which takes place in the 1980s.  However, given the tease of the new timeline at the end of Days of Future Past involving the original X-Men cast, it’s certainly possible that there are more stories to be told with that group of actors.  Should this come to pass, it’s sounds like Grammer would very much like to be involved.

Watch the portion of Steve’s interview with Grammer regarding X-Men below, and look for the full interview on Collider soon.


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  • Stefan Bonomo

    “Spoilers!” -People who should’ve seen the movie by now.

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  • WarrenWII

    Awesome to hear that! Kelsey is perfect casting, and the X3 role wasnt enough to me. Fox would be soooo stupid not using the original cast again in another full sequel. The cast is epic and could do wonders together again, against a great threat or villain

    • Dmula

      I agree he’s the beast 100% percent from the comics and tv show,he’s one of the more perfect fits for the character he portraits

  • Leo Spaceman

    I thought it was brilliant to have him Cameo, but it did feel like he was wearing a quickly put together mask at the last minute. I love that it happened but the execution felt a little off given how dramatically different Hoult and Grammer are.

    That said, however off and it felt, I love the feeling I got watching it thinking Holy S**t, did they actually just get Grammar to do a cameo? How the F**k did that never even cross my mind?

  • yrulaughing418

    Fan Bingbing is contracted to appear in another 4 movies as Blink, so it definitely sounds like they’re planning to do more with the future group of characters

    • R-blaze

      All studios contract most of their actors for multiple film. They do this so they have an option to use them if they like.

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  • Aquartertoseven

    Yes please. Kelsey Grammar is fucking awesome and was the best part of X-Men 3. I was delighted to see him in DOFP. Screw the new cast (apart from Fassbender), I want the next film to have Wolverine, Xavier, Magneto (both old), Scott, Jean and Beast. That’s all I need. Oh, and a much better writer than Kinberg, I don’t get why Singer brought along all of the people from his X-Men films but worked with the writer of X-Men 3, a guy that kinda sucks at his job. Oblivion was basically Destiny meets Portal added with Independence Day at the end, he’s a hack. Get the X2 or First Class writers instead.

  • @ScottieRock28

    There are some perfect casting choices throughout the X-men franchise and Kelsey Grammar as Beast is one of them. I’m all for seeing him in more films and even a stand-alone would be fine with me. They could do a political thriller with him as a Senator or something along those lines. Whatever they do with him is fine by me… as long as they don’t kill him off.

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  • Werefon

    Excellent Beast.

  • Werefon

    Just everything is right with him as Beast. Voice, Stature and Intelligence (which is hard to act). Yeah, they should make some more Present X-Men films especially now, since they erased all the shitfest.

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      It’s kind of funny how him playing Frasier for over a decade makes him all the more believable as a super intelligent blue beast.

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  • ItsAnt

    If fox DOESNT do one or two more movies with the original cast, they are dumber than I don’t know what. The First Class trilogy is very enjoyable, the Wolverine solo films have been a hit and miss but fans have been clamoring for a dope film with all the original characters. Now that the timeline has been reset, and everyone is back. It needs to happen within the next 3-5 years before they all get too old. Not saying it’s impossible but still.

    • Person

      It would be a great way for Jackman to leave the franchise.

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  • ozzie96

    I enjoyed DOFP but when Grammer showed up (and others) at the end, this last one became my favorite!

  • jack

    can someone please confirm what timeline channing tatums gambit will be in?

    • 80sRobot

      I predict his standalone movie will be in the “present” — it will be set in the alternate timeline created by the events of DOFP but sometime before the new future we saw at the end of DOFP. Therefore, any one of the original X-Men cast (who would include Jean, Scott and Hank) could appear in it.

      The younger generation cast will take over the X-Men movies, while the older cast could show up in any of the movies focusing on singular characters — these movies will be set in the new timeline’s present-day.

      That’s the impression I get, and one of the reasons why the new timeline was created, other than to restore Jean and Scott to the continuity.

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  • 80sRobot

    It was great to see him at the end of DOFP. He, Ellen Page and Vinnie Jones were really great in The Last Stand, despite the overall end result of that movie.

  • 80sRobot

    It was great to see him at the end of DOFP. He, Ellen Page and Vinnie Jones were really great in The Last Stand, despite the overall end result of that movie.

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  • vegimorph

    Yeah., buddy! This is what I like to hear! :D. Kelsey Grammar as Beast was my favorite part of X-Men 3 because I think he is the PERFECT Beast (judging by the comments I’m not the only one.) and I’ve been dying to see him in another substantial role. Hopefully he does get to be in Apocalypse or if not, at least one shortly after that. If so, I will be totally and completely happy. Heck, it’d be super awesome if we see both Grammar and Hoult onscreen at the same time like they did with Stewart and McAvoy. Bring it on!

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  • Cyber-X

    for me Rebbeca Rumjing stamos was beautiful for mystique so as her voice so please put her again

  • Cyber-X

    for me Rebbeca Rumjing stamos was beautiful for mystique so as her voice so please put her again

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  • AtamisSentinus

    I’m still wondering why Wolverine didn’t just pick up one of the hundreds of vials of cure around Jean and cure her. I know she’s possessed by the Phoenix spirit, but it could’ve at least suppressed it… Either way, leave to Bryan Singer and crew to effectively negate all of the nonsense of the three Xmen films and set up a paradoxical causality loop that eventually strays into the Age of Apocalypse movie. Very clever! Now, if we could just do something about Will.i.am being Ghost…