‘X-Men’ Actor Admits His Disappointment within the Fox Series: ‘I Was Gutted’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Fans have had a contentious relationship with how Fox has dealt with its Marvel properties. Although the studio has launched a handful of clear winners, a lot of its X-Men films particularly have confirmed divisive amongst comics followers.

According to studies, Fox has had a common disregard for the supply materials. Now one X-Men actor admits he was left very disenchanted by how his function turned out.

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‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ options the mighty Juggernaut as a minor villain

While Fox later developed spin-offs and prequels, the studio’s X-Men journey started with a single trilogy. Released in 2006, X-Men: The Last Stand was the corporate’s first of two makes an attempt to adapt the comics’ “Dark Phoenix saga” to the massive display screen. And it featured the big-screen debut of a number of beloved mutants.

Among them was the supervillain often known as Juggernaut. In the pages of Marvel Comics, the character has a protracted and wealthy historical past. Born Cain Marko, his origin story includes an abusive household life and a domineering relationship together with his stepbrother, Charles Xavier aka Professor X. So Juggernaut followers have been excited to listen to he would make his big-screen debut.

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Actor Vinnie Jones stated his function was drastically modified and decreased

But the film model of Juggernaut stripped away all that backstory. Instead, Magneto (Ian McKellen) recruits the mutant to hitch his trigger, decreasing Juggernaut to little greater than the muscle. This wasn’t the case when Vinnie Jones (Snatch) signed on for the film, he advised Comic Book Movie.

I cherished the function, however… I principally bought mugged off. Matthew Vaughn signed me up, and it was a fantastic function and a fantastic script, and Juggernaut was a fantastic character. I signed up for 3 of them, and that may present you ways critical I used to be about it. [Director] Brett Ratner principally dissolved the character. I used to be in my f***ing trailer half the time. It’s some of the disappointing jobs I’ve been on so far as, you  know, “What am I doing here?”

As Jones stated, Matthew Vaughn was set to observe his directorial debut — 2004 crime thriller Layer Cake — with the X-Men sequel. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) ultimately took over the venture. Vaughn would later helm the reboot/prequel X-Men: First Class in 2011.

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Juggernaut will definitely get one other likelihood within the MCU

To make issues worse, Jones stated that some followers blamed him for Juggernaut’s portrayal. The actor maintains Ratner promised him new materials after script modifications drastically decreased his function. But that by no means occurred, and followers have been left with a caricature of the long-lasting supervillain.

“I know what it means to the fans, and I felt like I was a bit of a scapegoat as no one ever told my side of it,” Jones advised Comic Book Movie. “Nobody ever stood up and said, ‘Hold on a minute, we completely whitewashed Vinnie’s character.’ Basically, I was an extra, mate. That’s how I felt. I was gutted, to be honest.”

Juggernaut’s big-screen debut may need fallen in need of expectations. But the character did return years later in Deadpool 2. Again although, the film didn’t actually discover his backstory. With the X-Men possible heading for a reboot inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, maybe Juggernaut will lastly get his due subsequent time he seems on display screen.

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