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Attractive Actor to Hide Looks in Furry Blue Suit for X-Men: First Class

Nicholas Hoult, the actor who got his start in About a Boy and recently appeared in Tom Ford’s A Single Man (and, since, some of his ad campaigns), has joined James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, and likely Aaron Johnson, in the X-Men reboot as The Beast, a.k.a. Hank McCoy, a.k.a. a giant blue creature (who is also a mild-mannered doctor!) Finally, Hoult will get to play a part where no one pays attention to his face. Oh wait. [Deadline]

Photo: Marvel