New Details On Young Juggernaut's Unused X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Scene
As many of you are aware, Quicksilver was not the Bryan Singer's first choice to break Magneto out of Pentagon prison cell. The original planned called for a Young Juggernaut to help out, but Singer and the rest of his team had a change of heart. Though, they were extremely close to going with Juggernaut as they had costume designs illustrated for the character and more importantly an actor cast in the part. That actor? Josh Helman, who portrayed a young William Stryker in the film, was originally set to play the role of a young Juggernaut. He even trained for four weeks, adding 30 pounds of muscle. Well, at least he ended getting a role in the film even though it wasn't the one he originally planned on. Below, are some new details about the Young Juggernaut scenes we will never get to see. We'll just have to use our imaginations.
Bryan Singer originally planned to have a young Juggernaut help Magneto (Michael Fassbender) breakout of his Pentagon prison cell, but decided to go with Quicksilver (Evan Peters) instead. Hit the jump for new details about what we missed out on.
As part of the on-going San Diego Comic-Con, earlier this afternoon X-Men: Days of Future Past writer/producer Simon Kinberg participated in a panel solely focusing on the summer blockbuster – and during the conversation he revealed exactly how young Juggernaut was used in earlier drafts of the script. According to Kinberg, the original idea was to have the character fly up in a jet with Xavier, Wolverine and Beast and hover 20,000 feet above the Pentagon. From there, Juggernaut would have leapt out of the plane and used his special abilities to blast himself through the ground and access Magneto’s prison cell. The writer added that Wolverine was going to follow Juggernaut’s path and smash every bone in his body once hitting the ground (though obviously he would use his healing powers to regenerate and survive the fall). - cinemablend.com
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits UK cinemas on May 22 and US cinemas the following day.
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