It looks like 20th Century Fox has found it's Beast for X-Men: First Class. Nicholas Hoult has been tapped to play Beast in Matthew Vaughn's upcoming Marvel reboot/ prequel type film. Hault co-starred with Hugh Grant in About A Boy and recently had a role in Clash of the Titans. and alos has a role in the upcoming George Miller helmed Mad Max: Fury Road.
Hoult (Beast) will be joining James McAvoy (Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Alice Eve (Emma Frost). Fox has put casting on the fast burner to get this project rolling!
So X-Men: First Class is the origin story, right? The studio is saturating this movie with too many characters and even some that didn't even exist when the X-Men first started!