Matthew Vaughn could have lastly gotten the possibility to make an X-Males film when he rebooted the timeline with First Class, however the Kingsman director was initially connected to helm earlier instalment The Last Stand. After Bryan Singer opted to not deliver his trilogy to an in depth in favor of Superman Returns, numerous filmmakers have been provided the possibility to get behind the digicam earlier than Fox ultimately settled on Brett Ratner.
After a troubled improvement course of, the studio imposed some fairly tight deadlines on the manufacturing, which solely added to the strain that got here with The Last Stand being the costliest film ever made at that time with a price range of $210 million. Vaughn walked away simply two months earlier than capturing began, that means that a lot of his casting decisions and story factors have been current within the model of the superhero blockbuster that hit theaters, together with what is likely to be the only worst piece of casting within the historical past of the X-Males sequence.
Juggernaut has at all times been one of many workforce’s most formidable foes within the pages of the comedian books, however it might be an understatement to say that Vinnie Jones’ efficiency didn’t have the identical form of menace, and it didn’t assist that the prosthetics he wore made him look ridiculous. Having spent nicely over a decade listening to the criticism, the actor has lastly responded and appears to set the document straight about his involvement.
“I cherished the position, however hopefully you’ll be able to put it f**king proper right here, mate. I principally obtained mugged off. Matthew Vaughn signed me up, and it was an incredible position and an incredible script, and Juggernaut was an incredible character. I signed up for 3 of them, and that may present you ways severe I used to be about it. Brett Ratner principally dissolved the character. I used to be in my f**king trailer half the time. It’s one of the crucial disappointing jobs I’ve been on so far as, you know, ‘What am I doing right here?’.”
Jones admits that the character he ended up taking part in wasn’t the identical one he signed on for, with Ratner’s modifications to the script severely lowering his screentime and principally setting him up for a fall, with Juggernaut one of many most-widely criticized facets of your complete film.
“It wasn’t the identical Juggernaut as I signed on for. They took his storyline away, they’d taken his character away, his dialogue. I had two massive conferences with Brett about it, and he stated, ‘Yeah, yeah, it’s coming. They’re writing stuff for you as we converse’ and it by no means f**king occurred. Disappointment smart, that was most likely one of many greatest. What’s upsetting is a few of the followers blame me! It was f**king nothing to do with me! That position, I didn’t join. The Juggernaut you noticed was not the Juggernaut I signed on for with Matthew Vaughn, I’ll inform you that now. It upset me.”
We did at the least get to see a extra comic-accurate Juggernaut in Deadpool 2 with Ryan Reynolds offering the voice for the fully-CGI character, and regardless of how terrifying the prospect of Vinnie Jones signing up for 3 X-Males films sounds on paper, at the least he’s making the trouble to persuade the followers that the overwhelmingly unfavorable reception to the position wasn’t fully his fault.