[Movies] The Juggernaut Almost Appeared In X-Men: Days of Future Past Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.13.2014
The actor went on to play Stryker...
IGN reports that Josh Helman, who plays a young William Stryker, almost played the Juggernaut in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
He said: "I originally got hired on a different role, which is no longer in the script -- it was going to be young Juggernaut. So I was like, ‘Oh, s#!t. I've got to put on like 30 pounds!' So I was training for like four weeks, and then I got a phone call saying, ‘Good news and bad news. Bad news first: Juggernaut's no longer in the script. Good news: They're having trouble with another role and they want to see you for it.'"
He also said that filmmakers decided to go in a different direction with "that sequence in the film."
He added: "I feel very fortunate that it worked out this way, because Stryker is an amazing character."