Is Hank McCoy Man or Beast in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Many fans have been confused lately, since we've seen photos of the actor both as the thunderous blue Mutant known as /all-25-x-men-days-of-future-past-empire-magazine-covers-revealed/Beast, which he fully transformed into at the end of X-Men: First Class, and as the human Hank McCoy. Nicholas Hoult recently clarified how both looks are possible, revealing that Hank McCoy has essentially become a blue version of Marvel's Incredible Hulk.
"What's happened up to this point is between the time of the last movie and this movie my character has created a serum which basically controls his mutation so his appearance is normal as long as he doesn't get worked up. Any animal instinct or urges, that kind of brings him out. So yeah, he changes into Beast a few times throughout the story and they've done some great action sequences with him this time, particularly in the mansion flying around on these chandeliers and stuff."
In the Marvel comic books, once Beast has transformed, there is no going back, and one of his biggest traits was showing how he came to terms with his mutation, so it's interesting to see how they are toying with certain elements of the source material. Beast was previously played by Kelsey Grammer in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. Are you a fan of this Hulk-like version of Beast? Chime in with your thoughts below.