David Hayter THR Interview

Discussion in 'X-Men 1, 2 & 3' started by Electrix, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Electrix

    Electrix Well-Known Member

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    Lots of background information from David Hayter, writer of X1:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-hugh-jackmans-wolverine-casting-drama-982045

     
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  2. henzINNIT

    henzINNIT Well-Known Member

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    Interesting little tidbits on X3. God damn, I'm never gonna get over how butchered it was.
     
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  3. marvelrobbins

    marvelrobbins Well-Known Member

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    it's a damn shame we never got the singer directed X3.
     
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  4. henzINNIT

    henzINNIT Well-Known Member

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    Obviously the ship has long sailed, but I'd love to hear what Singer had in mind. Stick it in a comic book or something.
     
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  5. psylockolussus

    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    Singer should have never left. What a blunder for His part.
     
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    marvelrobbins Well-Known Member

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    I would be happy for indepth report on what singer and his team were planning.

    always remember we have rothman to blame for it not happening.
     
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  7. Frankeh

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    He did fail to mention Cyclops though.

    Two things:
    1) Mariah Carey for Storm? LOL.
    2) So the problem with Angela Bassett was money... oh, what could've been.

    Even though Storm has more screentime in X2 we learn nothing new about her. Just has hate for humans and that's it.
     
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    jaymes_e06 Well-Known Member

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    They should have made it rain money for Angela to play Storm. Just saying...


    Also I knew about Janet Jackson for Storm but Mariah effing Carey? What the actual ****?
     
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  9. henzINNIT

    henzINNIT Well-Known Member

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    Bassett would have been great. Sadly as we know, there wasn't any money to make it rain back then. Fox cut the budget for X1, and even did so again for X2.

    Hearing some of the other choices, Halle Berry was certainly not the worst.

    We have heard previously about ideas pitched for Cyclops. He was going to be struggling with the guilt of letting Jean die, believing that the X-Men were too weak and ill-prepared to save her. He was going to have built the Danger Room in order to train them better.

    Sounds better than one shot of him crying on a bed before being obliterated by one hell of a kiss.
     
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  10. Herofan

    Herofan Well-Known Member

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    Have to kind of LOL that Hayter says both that he loves Storm and that Berry winning an Oscar was a big part of her gaining more time in the sequel (I love the first film but not that Storm was very underused in it), that he seems to admit few things are purely creative choices, and that he seems to also think Cyclops isn't key in the Phoenix story. He does give a fine defense of why Wolverine usually has been and should be the star, it was probably inevitable given how popular he was (and then X2 was indeed more of an ensemble but then TLS wasn't).

    Cook could have been pretty good as Rogue but I think Paquin was probably the best.
     
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  11. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I like TLS but I would love to have seen what Singer would have done.
     
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