Ahead of “X-Men: Apocalypse’s” release tomorrow, more and more information about the scenes that didn’t make it into the feature film has been revealed. Yesterday, producer Simon Kinberg spoke about the extended mall sequence that had to be cut for time — which included a breakdancing Nightcrawler. Now, in an interview with Fandango, director Bryan Singer has commented on another scene that was filmed but didn’t make it into the final film.
The scene involves the X-Men’s resident mallrat Jubilee, a character that’s become synonymous with malls. She lived in a mall before she joined up with the X-Men, and the debut episode of the ’90s cartoon features an extended sequence where Jubilee meets the X-Men in a mall. So with so much of the mall sequence being cut from the film, it appears that a lot of Jubilee has been cut with it — including a scene where she uses her fireworks powers.
“We do have a moment where Jubilee uses her powers that you’ll see on the DVD,” said Singer. ” I wanted more Jubilee.”
Singer also said that they had to cut a farewell scene between the brothers Cyclops and Havok, as well as another bit with Nightcrawler in the mall.
“There was also a significant moment that sadly I had to cut,” said Singer. “When they’re moving through the mall and Nightcrawler remarks about the other people that ‘they don’t fear us.’ And he thinks the mall is this paradise, and that was my homage to ‘Moscow on the Hudson,’ when Robin Williams came over to America during the height of the Cold War and saw a Bloomingdales and thought it was a temple. But no, it was just an ’80s mall!”
“X-Men: Apocalypse” opens in theaters on May 27.
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