Everyone that came out of Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past raved about the Quicksilver scene. Evan Peters, with a little help from the special effects department, stole the damn show right out from under Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Hugh Jackman. It was the first thing anyone talked about when talking about that movie. Now we’re finding out that if Matthew Vaughn, the first director chosen for the job before he dropped out to direct Kingsman: The Secret Service , had stayed and finished the film, Quicksilver wouldn’t have even been in the movie. Who would have filled that void?This guy:
That is the concept art for the Juggernaut who would have been brought in to break Magneto out of the Pentagon, or in this case from the bunker hidden under the White House.
I had Juggernaut being thrown out of a plane at 20,000 feet and using his head to go down a hole to get to the bottom of [The White House]…I had Beast saying, ‘I have a plan,’ and him replying, ‘What’s the plan? What’s the plan?’, and they go higher and higher and Beast was going to go, ‘This is it!’ and chuck him out the window. Then he goes smashing through [The White House] with his and Magneto goes, ‘Who the f**k are you?’
Vaughn latter concedes in the interview with Empire Magazine’s podcast that Singer’s eventual Quicksilver scene is much better.
I would have made the movie worse. The Quicksilver one was better.
Here’s the scene to refresh your memory:
No take a look at the big Juggernaut scene from X-Men: The Last Stand:
Although I liked the Quicksilver scene a lot, I would have liked to see the Juggernaut make an appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past in an updated costume like the one above.