Originally Posted by herolee10
Wow, all of that definitely sounds better than what we eventually got in X3.
Does anyone know though if Scott being killed off and having reduced time in the third film had more to do with James being tied up with SR, thus scheduling conflicts, or if it was something that Fox wanted to from the start due to them thinking that Cyclops was expendable.
I mean, if James didn't star in SR, would he have had a larger role in X3 and not be killed off?
It's possible Marsden would have had a larger role, if he hadn't signed on to Returns, but it's hard to say how big that role would have been, especially with Singer gone and Fox at its worst. Fox didn't even want to follow up on the Phoenix storyline. Rothman had to be convinced by Kinberg and Penn to do it, if that gives you any idea how completely stupid the studio was at the time.