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X-Men franchise editor once pitched a solo Beast movie — read the script

Imagine if Beast, played by Nicholas Hoult in the more recent X-Men movies, had been the next franchise character to get his own solo film after Wolverine and Deadpool.

John Ottman, a longtime composer and editor on the Fox superhero franchise, shared a script he co-wrote with screenwriter Byron Burton with The Hollywood Reporter, as well as details on why producer-director Simon Kinberg and the studio passed on the pitch.

The proposed Beast movie, titled X-Men: Fear the Beast and developed after Ottman’s work on X-Men: Apocalypse, would’ve featured Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) and Professor Xavier (played by James McAvoy). “We wanted to have the tenor of John Carpenter’s The Thing where you are in this inhospitable environment,” Ottman told the trade.

Burton’s story treatment envisioned Hank McCoy struggling to keep his beastly mutation under control at the X Mansion while working with another scientist grappling with a similar mutation, a man who’s been terrorizing an Inuit village. The film would have also set up comic character Mr. Sinister as “this multi-film villain orchestrating things,” Burton said.

The movie didn’t happen, according to Burton, because Fox needed the approval of Kinberg, one of the architects

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