Vinnie Jones, the actor who played Juggernaut in X-Men: The Final Battle, has accused director Brett Ratner of not being so honest with him regarding his involvement in the film.

In an interview with ComicBookMovie, the interpreter revealed that, originally, he only accepted the role because Matthew Vaughn would be in charge and, in addition, the script attracted him a lot. However, plans changed and Ratner took control of production. It was at this time that the problems began, since the director considerably reduced the weight of the character in the plot.

Juggernaut was a great character. I signed for three [películas] and that shows that I was taking this very seriously. But it was not the same Juggernaut he had signed for. They got rid of his story, the character, his dialogues. « 

As if this were not enough, Jones affirmed that when he communicated this to the director, he said that the writers were constantly developing their participation, but, unfortunately, nothing else was reached.

Similarly, the histrion revealed that what was finally seen on screen deviated too far from what Vaughn had planned in his original vision for the movie, and for the villain in general. He also continued to strongly criticize the decisions Ratner made to form the mutant production – which, in fact, remains one of the least favorite of franchise fans. This said:

« For some reason, Brett included a lot of characters, but each one only had one dialogue in the whole damn movie. »

Later, he mentioned that the character still likes him, so he would be open to reprising the role in an appearance in the MCU. In your opinion, you can still put the right spin on your initial collaboration, so you’d like to be back.

Eventually Matthew Vaughn returned to the X-Men saga with First Class, which he commanded in 2011.

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