Acting has always been there in Nicholas Hoult’s family line. His great-aunt, Dame Anna Neagle, was a popular actress. Though Hoult debuted with the 1996 movie ‘Intimate Relations,’ he had to wait till the 2002 flick ‘About a Boy’ for his first major breakthrough. Hoult played the role of Nicolas Cage’s son in his first American flick, ‘Weather Man’ in 2005. At the age of 17, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the British teen drama series, ‘Skins’ in 2007.
In 2009, Hoult got his second breakthrough when director Tom Ford cast him in ‘A Single Man.’ The next decade was a fortuitous period for Hoult. He debuted in the ‘X-Men‘ universe as the recurring character Beast with the 2011 movie ‘First Class.’ He reprised the role in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ (2014) and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ (2016). Movies like ‘Warm Bodies’ (2013) and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (2015) helped Hoult to emerge as an A-lister. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Nicholas Hoult movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Nicholas Hoult films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Nicholas Hoult movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
7. Tolkien (2019)
‘Tolkien’ is an upcoming biopic of J.R.R. Tolkien, the man behind the ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ mythical universe, with Nicholas Hoult playing the titular role. The other cast includes Lily Collins, Colm Meaney and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Dome Karukoski, the biopic features the iconic author’s intoxicant days and nights as a student and his nightmarish World War I experiences. According to an EW report, the movie also explores the mysterious connections between his body of work and his harrowing life experiences. Lily Collins plays Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s soulmate and later wife, who served as the inspiration for the character Lúthien Tinúviel. ‘Tolkien’ is scheduled to release in the U.S. on May 10, 2019.
6. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
The long-awaited X-Men film ‘Dark Phoenix‘ features Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast. Hoult joins an ensemble cast that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, ‘Dark Phoenix’ picks up from where the 2016 movie ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ left. The upcoming movie is expected to be the grand conclusion of the mutant saga, reports Rolling Stone. ‘Dark Phoenix’ hits theaters on June 7, 2019.