Kelsey Grammer was introduced as Beast in the X-Men franchise in The Last Stand, and he made a very very brief appearance in Days of Future Past at the very end. Grammer revealed in an interview with Collider that he reached out to director Bryan Singer for a role in the last movie, and says that he hopes to do another one. Here's what he had to say about reaching out to Singer:
“Actually I called Bryan, 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 want to be involved,’ so Bryan arranged for it and I had a lovely time.”
It's pretty awesome to see thst Grammer wanted to be involved with the movie even if it wasn't that big of a part. Here's what he had to say about his desire to reprise his role:
“I hope to do another. I hope they find some way to come up with a new story that involves Beast in my timeline.”
I liked that Grammer was cast as Beast. It seemed like an odd choice when it was first announced, but he was great. I hope that Singer does include him again in a bigger role at some point.