When I first saw Quicksilver's Pentagon breakout sequence in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, it completely slayed me. The scene is so much fun and beautifully executed like, for lack of a better example, the supermovie equivalent of a Tchaikovskian ballet.
But if DOFP producer Matthew Vaughn had taken up directorial duties on the feature, this ace scene would have taken a completely different shape. One involving a certain, very unstoppable mutant.
As revealed on the Empire Podcast, Vaughn's original idea was to have Juggernaut being dashed out of a plane at 20,000 feet in the air, causing all sorts of destruction and mayhem:
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 fuck are you?’”
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That would've been an interesting proposition, and it would be nice to see Juggernaut employed in the X-Men cinematic universe once again, but where the Quicksilver sequence is a showcase in smooth, stylistic action, having Juggernaut smashing his way through the Pentagon might have ended up being the Dance Dance Revolution in comparison to Bryan Singer's Swan Lake of a scene.
What do you guys think?
Would you have preferred to see Juggernaut tear his way through the Pentagon?
(Source: Empire Online)