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X-Men: Days Of Future Past Nearly Included Juggernaut Instead Of Quicksilver

On the eve of X-Men: Days Of Future Past‘s release, social media was awash with chatter about one particular scene: Magneto’s breakout. The brilliant blend of technical wizardry and humor orbited around one pivotal character in the sequence, the boy who can move at the speed of light, Quicksilver. The mission to retrieve Magneto from the Pentagon proved to be a massive hit with fans; but it very nearly didn’t happen.

In fact, that scene was originally allotted for the reappearance of The Last Stand character Juggernaut. Played in the 2006 sequel by Vinnie Jones, DoFP writer and producer Simon Kinberg previously went on record to say he initially toyed with the idea of including a younger version of the character.

Now, thanks to an interview on the Empire Online podcast, director Matthew Vaughn explains how Juggernaut’s bulky ballast would have proved indispensable in capturing Magneto:

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