History WhatCouldHaveBeen / Film

16th Mar '17 11:02:56 AM comicwriter
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** The dinner scene with the Munsons was originally going to have Xavier bring up the time Logan killed Jean during ''The Last Stand'', but the director decided it was too dark and would have ruined one of the film's previous few moments of levity.

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** The dinner scene with the Munsons was originally going to have Xavier bring up the time Logan killed Jean during ''The Last Stand'', but the director decided it was too dark and would have ruined one of the film's previous precious few moments of levity.
16th Mar '17 11:02:37 AM comicwriter
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** There were plans for Creator/LievSchreiber to return as Sabretooth in a cameo, but the scene was cut from the script.
** A tragic event called "The Westchester Incident" is mentioned several times in the film, but it's never elaborated on beyond the fact that [[spoiler: Xavier lost control of his powers and injured hundreds of people, which also resulted in the deaths of several unidentified X-Men]]. Previous drafts of the script featured flashbacks to the Westchester Incident, showing exactly what happened and [[spoiler: who died]].

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** There were plans for Creator/LievSchreiber to return as Sabretooth in a cameo, but the scene was cut from the script.
script. He would have appeared during the section of the film set in Oklahoma City, with Logan going to him ''for help'' this time.
** A tragic event called "The Westchester Incident" is mentioned several times in the film, but it's never elaborated on beyond the fact that [[spoiler: Xavier lost control of his powers and injured hundreds of people, which also resulted in the deaths of several unidentified X-Men]]. Previous drafts of the script featured flashbacks to the Westchester Incident, showing exactly what happened and [[spoiler: who died]].which X-Men were killed]].
16th Mar '17 9:56:43 AM comicwriter
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** Concept art shows Logan was going to have a dog at one point.
** The dinner scene with the Munsons was originally going to have Xavier bring up the time Logan killed Jean during ''The Last Stand'', but the director decided it was too dark and would have ruined one of the film's previous few moments of levity.
** Hugh Jackman suggested that [[spoiler: Logan actually live at the end]], taking inspiration from ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''.


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** Creator/SiennaMiller, Creator/LizzyCaplan, Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead, Creator/KerryWashington and Music/JanelleMonae were all in the running to play Domino, but the part ultimately went to ''Series/{{Atlanta}}'' star Zazie Beetz.
16th Mar '17 9:50:14 AM comicwriter
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** Deadpool originally wasn't going to appear at all, and instead, the final battle was supposed to be against a group of savage, bestial clones of Sabretooth. Presumably, this would've explained the discrepancy between Sabretooth's characterization in ''Origins'' and the original ''X-Men'' films, with the implication that the Sabretooth played by Tyler Mane was [[ActuallyADoombot simply a mindless clone]].

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** Deadpool originally wasn't going to appear at all, and instead, the final battle was supposed to be have been against a group of savage, bestial clones of Sabretooth. Presumably, this would've explained the discrepancy between Sabretooth's characterization in ''Origins'' and the original ''X-Men'' films, with the implication being that the Sabretooth played by Tyler Mane was [[ActuallyADoombot simply a mindless clone]].
16th Mar '17 9:44:27 AM comicwriter
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** Angel was going to appear as a young student at the Xavier Institute, and he would've been kidnapped and forcibly transformed into Archangel by William Stryker. Though this subplot was cut, [[TheArtifact X-rays of his wings can still be seen]] in Stryker's facility.

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** Angel was going to appear as a young student at the Xavier Institute, and he would've been kidnapped and forcibly transformed into Archangel by William Stryker. Though this subplot was cut, [[TheArtifact X-rays of his wings can still be seen]] in Stryker's facility.
16th Mar '17 9:43:31 AM comicwriter
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** There were plans for two additional prologue flashbacks after Magneto's Holocaust origin story. One would've shown Cyclops manifesting his powers for the first time and nearly killing a classmate in his school bathroom, while another would've had a young Storm causing chaos with the weather back in her native Kenya. Both scenes were included in the novelization of the movie, and Cylcops' origin scene was later repurposed for ''X-Men: Apocalypse''.

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** There were plans for two additional prologue flashbacks after Magneto's Holocaust origin story. One would've shown a teenage Cyclops manifesting his powers for the first time and in his school's bathroom, nearly killing a classmate in his school bathroom, the process, while another would've had a young Storm causing chaos with the weather back in her native Kenya. Both scenes were included in the novelization of the movie, and Cylcops' origin scene was later repurposed for ''X-Men: Apocalypse''.
11th Mar '17 11:49:01 AM comicwriter
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** Sabretooth was supposed to return and have a rematch with Wolverine, but he was cut after Lady Deathstrike was written into the script. The creative team likely thought having two {{Evil Counterpart}}s for Wolverine in the same movie would be redundant.

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** Sabretooth was supposed to return and have a rematch with Wolverine, appear as Stryker's bodyguard, but he the part was cut after Lady Deathstrike rewritten into Anne Reynolds, Stryker's bodyguard from ''Comicbook/GodLovesManKills''. When it was decided that the script needed more action, Anne was written into the script. The creative team likely thought having two {{Evil Counterpart}}s for Wolverine in the same movie would be redundant.out and replaced with Lady Deathstrike.
11th Mar '17 11:37:50 AM Discar
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** Tim Miller signed on to return and direct the sequel, but was released due to CreativeDifferences, leading directly to Sony hiring him as executive producer of their ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog'' project. Miller's departure also led music composer Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) to quit as well, not wanting to work without Miller, but he did not join him on ''Sonic''.

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** Tim Miller signed on to return and direct the sequel, but was released due to CreativeDifferences, leading directly to Sony hiring him as executive producer of their ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog2018'' project. Miller's departure also led music composer Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) to quit as well, not wanting to work without Miller, but he did not join him on ''Sonic''.
11th Mar '17 8:01:37 AM comicwriter
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** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar was considered for the role of Comicbook/{{Rogue)).

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** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar was considered for the role of Comicbook/{{Rogue)).Comicbook/{{Rogue}}.
11th Mar '17 8:01:03 AM comicwriter
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** One draft depicted Wolverine as a sort of warrior-philosopher with an interest in art, referencing his samurai past from the comics. He would've been introduced sketching the face of a mysterious woman from his past he was trying to remember. The only surviving bit of this idea is the scene in the movie where Rogue sees a photo of the mystery woman, only for Logan to snatch it away.

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** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar was considered for the role of Comicbook/{{Rogue)).
** One draft depicted Wolverine as a sort of warrior-philosopher with an interest in art, referencing his samurai past from the comics. He A plot point would've been introduced had him sketching the face of a mysterious woman from his past who he was trying to remember. remember from his past. The only surviving bit of this idea is the scene in the movie where Rogue sees a photo of the mystery woman, woman in question, only for Logan to snatch it away.
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