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Kingsman: The Secret Service filmmaker Matthew Vaughn reveals what his Quicksilver scene for X-Men: Days of Future Past would have been


17 February 2015

Matthew Vaughn has revealed to Empire that the fan favourite scene featuring Even Peters’ Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past would have been very different if he remained director.

Bryan Singer’s version saw Quicksilver speeding through the Pentagon kitchen and past Secret Service operatives and Vaughn admitted it was “the best scene in the movie” as Quicksilver balletically negotiates the cream of the President’s security detachment.

So what would we have had if the X-Men: First Class director was still in charge “I had Juggernaut being thrown out of a plane at 20,000 feet” he told Empire and continued “and using his head to go down a hole to get to the bottom (of The White House)."

Juggernaut was played by Vinnie Jones in X-Men: The Last Stand, the character was replaced by Peters’ Quicksilver once Singer took over as Director with Vaughn staying on as co- writer.

Vaughn’s version begins with a plane transporting Beast over the Washington airspace “I had Beast saying, I have a plan, with 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 f**k are you?’”.

He conceded “I would have made the movie worse. The Quicksliver one was better.”

The next film from the Marvel/Fox franchise – X-Men: Apocalypse  - will be released in the UK on May 19 2016 and features Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Rose Byrne and Ian McKellen.

Read Lydia Kay's Review of Kingsman: The Secret Service here

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