Dark Horizons: Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment have enlisted “Frasier” himself Kelsey Grammer for “X3” reports Variety. Grammer is set to play Beast, the oversized blue-furred creature who has not yet appeared in an “X-Men” film.
The Matthew Vaughn-directed sequel is scheduled to bow Memorial Day weekend next year. Studio is also setting Vinnie Jones for the bad-guy role of Juggernaut (“Snatch,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”). Juggernaut, a 6-foot-10, 900-pound metal-clad battering ram, is the half-brother of Professor X and will anchor Magneto’s villainous band.
Fox has begun negotiations with “Lost’s” Maggie Grace to play the role of Kitty Pryde, a beauty who can walk through walls. Studio is also searching for an actor to play Angel, a handsome winged mutant who is ashamed of his feathery appendages.