Here's why Beast sometimes looks human in Days of Future Past

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Jul 4, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT (Updated)

You may have noticed some footage from Days of Future Past in which Hank McCoy isn't blue and furry. So ... what's up with that? 

We've all seen X-Men: First Class, yes? So, we're all aware that Hank tried to subdue the physical manifestations of his mutation and, in doing so, wound up becoming the big, blue, fuzzy Beast we all know and love.

For some reason, though, there are moments in the Days of Future Past trailer where Hank looks like a regular, nerdy dude. Is it a flashback situation? Nope! Here's the straight dope from the Beast himself, Nicholas Hoult.

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.

So ... he's the Hulk now. I mean, on the one hand, it's nice for Hoult that he doesn't have to be in makeup for an insane amount of time every day. But on the other hand ... what the #$@? Beast's progressively less human mutation is kind of a core part of his character. In the comics, he was struggling with his secondary mutation for a while. In fact, he was dying for a while there before he and his past self figured out a solution.

I get it. Cutting down on full-on Beast-mode saves time and money and gives a human Hank for the average moviegoer to relate to. But c'mon: Mutant and proud.

What do you think?

(via Comic Book Movie)