Is Beast Appearing In The Next X-Men Movie? Here's What Nicholas Hoult Says

Nicholas Hoult as Beast in X-Men: Apocalypse Promotional Image

Right now Fox is busy getting ready for New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and a new untitled X-Men TV show, but the studio has been pretty mum on any details concerning another entry in the main X-Men series. Rumors abound that the project -- rumored to be titled X-Men: Supernova -- will focus on the iconic Dark Phoenix storyline, but there has been little word on the cast. The involvement of future of players like Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy has been unclear for a while now, but Nicholas Hoult at least seems open to his future as Beast in the X-Men series.

Nicholas Hoult has starred as Hank McCoy aka Beast since X-Men: First Class and has been a key player in the series. It's easy to assume then that Beast would also be involved with the next X-Men movie, and as Hoult told Hey U Guys, he's definitely open to it. But whether it's definitely happening or not is still up for debate.

I think I'm involved. I'd be happy to go back -- I love playing that character and I love everyone involved and I know there's one in the works.

That's a seriously non-committal answer, but you can't really blame Nicholas Hoult for it when just about everyone has been pretty non-committal with the film. So far, the only real thing we know about the next X-Men film is that there's eventually going to be one. As far as cast goes, that's an even harder question to answer. The contracts for big wigs like Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy were up with X-Men: Apocalypse, and there have been varying reports about their involvements and interest levels for the future. It's certainly believable that Hoult would be in the next film, but for now we'll have to wait for an official confirmation from Fox about the upcoming film.

Rumors indicate that the next X-Men film will be called X-Men: Supernova and will supposedly keep the decade hopping trend to take place in the 90's. Simon Kinberg, longtime writer and producer of Fox's X-Men universe, is apparently up to both write and direct the new film. Sophie Turner is set to reprise her role for the film, which will follows the classic X-Men storyline, the Dark Phoenix Saga. Apocalypse spent quite a bit of time building up a new younger cast of characters that include the likes of Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Alexandra Shipp, so it's likely that they will also be featured as well.

If you're not satisfied with the almost aggressive ambiguity of X-Men: Supernova, then there are plenty of other mutant-related distractions to keep you occupied; Josh Boone's YA influenced New Mutants is building up its own cast; Joe Carnahan has been tasked with writing an X-Force movie; and there's also Legion currently killing it on TV over at FX.

There's sure to be tons more news about X-Men: Supernova and Nicholas Hoult's involvement, so make sure to check back in with CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.