has tweeted out
a first look at Nicholas Hoult
as Beast in X-Men: Days of Future Past
, which combines both new and old casts of the film franchise for one large time-travel adventure.
It looks like Beast is going through some new changes.
The image came with the following caption:
Many a monster wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man & the form of a monster
The quote comes from Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont’s original story ‘Beauty and the Beast.’
The official plot from the mythology involves Shadowcat (Ellen Page
) traveling back in time to warn past X-Men of an event that could rock the globe.
Actually, the storyline
alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
all-star cast members also include Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin
, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing
, and Boo Boo Stewart
The film is set to be released in theaters on July 18th, 2014.
Take a look at some concept art.
What do you think of the orange shoulder?
Above is Hoult’s Beast from X-Men: First Class