Hoult Talks His Future As Hank McCoy in The 'X-Men' Franchise

– by LRM

Nicholas Hoult is at SXSW and, of course, was asked about X-Men. Hoult joined the series in X-Men: First Class, where he took over the role of Hank McCoy- aka Beast- playing him at a younger point in the character's development. He reprised the role in X-Men: Days of Future Past. So he was asked about how long he intends to stay with the franchise.

Hoult told the crowd at Boffin's Lab Powered by Jaguar and Wired Insider that Apocalypse is the last one he's contractually obligated to. "This is the last one I'm signed up for," he said. Hoult added that he'd be happy to sign on for more, though, assuming that the scripts (and the money, I'm sure) are appealing. "The first one did so well and [Days of Future Past] got received so brilliantly. It's like, 'Wow, people really want to see the films' and the best thing is it's a great crew and cast to work with and he's a fun character. I have a good time playing him so I'd keep making them," said the British thesp.

One thing that could definitely keep the actor engaged and wanting to explore McCoy's evolution, is his relationship with Mystique. He has said in the past that X-Men: Apocalypse will explore that thread from First Class, which was left largely untouched in Days

What do you think? Would you like to see more of Hoult's McCoy?

SOURCE: E! Online

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