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Kelsey Grammer Wants to Appear in More ‘X-Men’ Movies

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Kelsey Grammer has no problem playing the same character again. After all, he famously portrayed Frasier Crane for 20 years, first on Cheers and then on its long-running spinoff Frasier. So when he learned that Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past might offer a chance for him to reprise his role as Beast from 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, the actor leaped at the chance.

“Actually I called Bryan,” Grammer tells Collider. “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.”

And that’s not all for Grammer, who said he’s game to return for future installments. “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.”

Grammer can next be seen on the big screen in Transformers: Age of Extinction opening June 27. X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment of the Fox franchise, arrives May 27, 2016.


  • tB

    Best. Beast. Ever.

  • Sam Robards, Comic Fan

    Seconded. He is one of the few things that makes X3 watchable.

  • kcorstel

    Or perhaps, he is one of the few watchable things in the otherwise unwatchable X3.

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  • kalorama

    He was one of my least favorite parts of X3 (which is saying something). His entire appearance felt like a forced bit of stunt casting.

  • Sly

    I agree with the consensus that Kelsey’s Beast was awesome. What makes it ‘stunt’ casting? He’s a famous actor, but half the cast of X-Men are famous actors. He is, however, known for playing erudite intellectuals and that’s Beast to a tee.

  • N0sh

    Grammer as Dark Beast working with Apocalypse in X-Men:Apocalypse!

  • Greg Espinoza

    Grammer and Ellen Page were two of three good things X-Men Days Of Future Past used from The Last Stand. John Powell’s incredible score was the third, and X-Men: DOFP would have been even better with him scoring.

  • matt

    They have to do that. It would be awesome.

  • shellpresto

    Could not agree more. His presence made X3 100% re-watchable for me.

  • Hypestyles

    Hopefully there’s a way to bring him in and make it action packed.

  • Spelunker4Plato

    thing about Beast is that he’s highly intelligent and for an
    intelligent character to be portrayed correctly, you need intelligent
    writers. Even (i would say especially) if it risks turning off a less
    intelligent audience.

    I’ve read several blogs that
    talk about X-Men the last few years and many of them don’t understand
    that Beast is an embodiment of mutancy. His physical changes are
    completely appropriate (like the mutant Darwin) to the theme of
    evolution and whichever writer at Marvel decided to change him to his
    new simian form made a good literary decision. People don’t realize that
    in the storyline where he time traveled was necessary since he was
    dying and apparently Beast can only be saved by himself, which is a
    great literary contradistinction from Dark Beast.

    apparent that as long as Xavier is out of the picture, Beast may bear
    the brunt of thinking and decision making for mutants. Cyclops is too
    codependent and won’t be able to benefit mutants until he realizes that
    Beast is a legitimate center for cohesion, which might even go for the
    Marvel universe too.

  • Spelunker4Plato

    I don’t know, man. Grammer seems too nice. He might act as a better good guy than he could be a bad guy.

    What about the guy who played the shapeshifter in the x-files?

  • GC001

    You’re forgetting Sideshow Bob… :)

  • Spelunker4Plato

    also dark beast started the morlocks, right? there’s your chance to put an older beast in with a young emma frost in the 70s or whatever