'X-Men: Days of Future Past': Nicholas Hoult as Beast first look from Bryan Singer

With most the cast set, and announced by director Bryan Singer on Twitter, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is set to start filming this summer, for a 2014 release. Singer continues to leak big news about the movie, giving everyone the first look at Beast, portrayed by actor Nicholas Hoult, during what looks like a makeup test.

Included with the photo was a quote from Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont's "Beauty and the Beast," reading "Many a monster wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man & the form of a monster."

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy and Halle Berry. The star-studded movie hits theaters July 18, 2014.

Check out the full close-up photo of Beast below:

Photo/Video credit: Twitter