Nicholas Hoult, who we heard yesterday was testing for the lead role in Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer, has been busy filming X-Men: First Class under the direction of Matthew Vaughn for around 4 months now. We have yet to see any official images of the actor as Hank McCoy/Beast, but we should get a glimpse soon as the actor recently revealed filming is drawing to a close.
Mr Hoult said: “It’s going well, it’s a lot of fun. We are coming towards the end of filming but there is still a fair bit to do.
“Some days it can be four hours getting the prosthetics and stuff on. We should be finished just before Christmas.”
The prosthetics department must be busy. Jennifer Lawrence, who will play Mystique in the film, said earlier this year that it takes make-up artists about six hours to transform her into Mystique with the blue skin and scales.
Hoult talking about prosthetics also hints that we could see the big transformation scene where Hank McCoy turns blue and furry for the first time. That’s a scene i’m really looking forward to as i’ve been a fan of the character since the 90s cartoon, and it’s something we didn’t get the chance to see with Kelsey Grammer’s Beast in X3.
With X-Men: First Class soon entering post-production we will probably get a teaser trailer in the new year.