First Look at X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Beast

Like Marc Webb on “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (and James Mangold attempted rather vainly on “The Wolverine”), Bryan Singer is a tweeting machine, snapping a bunch of pictures from the set of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” for his Twitter followers. For those who can’t get enough of set images (no matter how abstract or mysterious), Singer has decided to take pity on you and given you something you can actually sink your teeth into.

Like, say, what Beast will look like in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”:

Singer doesn’t say if that’s actually Nicholas Hoult, who plays Beast in the film, underneath all that make-up. This looks like a test shot for the character.

Here’s a bigger look at the pic:

Beast in X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) Movie Image

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” will star Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Patrick Stewart, Omar Sy, and will be unleashed into theaters next year, July 18, 2014.