We marveled over Quicksilver, and his scene-stealing powers that Bryan Singer put on display in X-Men: Days of Future Past. But did you know that the lightning-fast mutant wasn’t always part of the plan? In fact, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor X (James McAvoy) originally were going to enlist a young Juggernaut to help them break the Master of Magnetism out of his Pentagon cell… and now we know (above) what he might have looked like.
These images come to us from Anthony Jones, a concept artist at Blizzard Entertainment who began sharing on his Facebook page sketches he worked up for Fox and X-Men: Days of Future Past. As you can tell, it incorporates some of the elements Brett Ratner used to cloak Vinnie Jones in X-Men: The Last Stand. But they still can’t commit to using the full battering-ram helmet that’s part of Marko’s suit in the comics. Above, he has cloth material over his dome. Here, there’s a darker color scheme, and a hood. That isn’t protecting the Juggernaut at all!
Anthony Jones apparently was commissioned to pencil costume designs for Bobby Drake – aka, Iceman – as well, and the artist shared a few tundra-inspired looks for the older X-Man. Do you want to build a snowman?
This one works in a Scottish plaid.
And this one pulls off a "Ready for the slopes!" vibe.
How this is better than the original look of the character, I’ll never understand. The X-Men movies are terrified of comic book costumes. These designs are impressive, but they are nowhere near what the heroes wore in the source material. Maybe Fox asked for that? Then they went in a different direction. Seeing as how we might get Juggernaut in future X-movies (like X-Men: Apocalypse), keep these designs in mind.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.