Juggernaut Almost Had Quicksilver’s Role In DAYS OF FUTURE PAST


juggernaut quicksilverA young Juggernaut almost had a role in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men Days of Future Past, but like the banner says,”it was Pietro” that they went with instead. The news comes via a snippet of Empire‘s interview with the director shortly after their gigantic 25 character cover reveal earlier this week. The film requires someone to lend Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) a hand when it comes time to break Magneto (Michael Fassbender) out of jail. While they were originally going to use a wrecking ball, they ended up going with a speedster.

quicksilverlargeEmpire reveals that script writer Simon Kinberg had originally wanted Xavier‘s half-brother Cain Marko to assist in the prison breakout, but that idea was abandoned somewhere in later drafts of the screenplay. When asked if Quicksilver had been a part of the script for a long time or if it was a reaction to Joss Whedon announcing he’s using the character, Singer say’s he’s wanted to use Quicksilver for a while:

Quicksilver was always in our script. Marvel were informed early on that I was using him. The way it’ll play out in our movie versus what I believe they are going to do is so different. And this is not an enormous role – he’s only on one beat of the movie.

The magazine goes on to sketch out the “one beat” of the movie the silver speedster is involved with. They say that it takes place in the kitchen of the Pentagon where we see Quicksilver helping Xavier and Wolverine break Magneto out. “As a guard heads down in a lift to feed the prisoner, he’s surprised to see the mutant suddenly appear in the corner of the elevator, smirking nonchalantly.Evan Peters, who will be playing Pietro Maximoff in the film, also teased we may see the familial connection between Magneto and Quicksilver played out. That’s the one aspect of the character Marvel can’t do in Age of Ultron. Says the actor:

Everybody’s so slow to him. It gives him an attitude. He’s a little impatient. When [Magneto and Quicksilver] first meet, there’s a cool, “Do I know you? moment.

So it sounds like Quicksilver will have even a smaller role than we originally thought. The character’s Empire cover has gotten the biggest response, but it wasn’t very positive. We’ll just have to wait and see how things develop on the big screen when Days of Future Past hits theaters May 23, 2014. What do you think about the Juggernaut/Quicksilver news?

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Source : Empire via X-MenFilms.Com