Veep actor Sam Richardson recently revealed that he’d like to play Hank McCoy A.K.A. Beast in Marvel’s inevitable X-Men reboot.
Fans are still waiting to hear about what Marvel Studios has for the X-Men following the Fox acquisition, but it could be some time before any concrete news arrives, as earlier this year Kevin Feige explained that the reboot is still being discussed by the studio. But if/when the mutants make it to the big screen, Veep star Sam Richardson wants a shot at playing Beast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Beast was played by Kelsey Grammar in the original Fox trilogy before Nicolas Hoult starred as a younger version of Hank McCoy during X-Men: First Class, Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix. Sam Richardson briefly spoke to Variety about playing Beast in the MCU’s X-Men, comparing Hank to his character on Veep, Richard Splett – albeit with blue hair and superpowers.
“I think Beast is like a big blue-haired Richard Splett,”
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Here is the official synopsis for X-Men: Dark Phoenix:
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
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