|X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Juggernaut concept art by Anthony Jones|
You've already seen the mutant Jubilee that was cut from the latest X-Men movie thanks to Phillip Boutte Jr., but now see the awesome Juggernaut costume that was also cut at the last minute.
When creating the story for X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg planned that Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) would break Magneto (Michael Fassbender) out of the Pentagon thanks to help from a young Juggernaut. But director Bryan Singer felt it was too familiar and wanted something that the audience had never seen before. Kinberg said, "[Singer] felt like we had sort of exhausted, visually, Juggernaut’s powers in [X-Men: The Last Stand], and so he wanted a new character, a new kind of visual power, that we could explore." So, the character was replaced with the fast moving Quicksilver (Evan Peters).
The decision happened after casting Josh Helman for the role. Helman told IGN, "I originally got hired on a different role, which is no longer in the script -- it was going to be young Juggernaut. So I was like, ‘Oh, s#!t. I’ve got to put on like 30 pounds!’ So I was training for like four weeks, and then I got a phone call saying, 'Good news and bad news. Bad news first: Juggernaut’s no longer in the script. Good news: They’re having trouble with another role and they want to see you for it.'" Helman ended up playing young Major Bill Stryker and we got the insanely cool Quicksilver scene. But, thanks to concept art art by artist Anthony Jones we can see what he could have looked like along with alternate looks for Iceman and Trask's soldiers. They were first discovered by Nailbiter111 at ComicBookMovie.com.
Anthony D. Jones is a professional concept artist who's worked on major projects like God of War: Ascension (2013).
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Cain "Juggernaut" Marko
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Official X-Men: Days of Future Past Summary
"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."
Directed by Bryan Singer
Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel
Production Design by John Myhre
Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart
Release date: May 23, 2014 (USA)
Official Site: www.X-MenMovies.com
© Copyright 2014 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, The Donners' Company, Simon Kinberg Production, 20th Century Fox. All rights reserved
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