Juggernaut Actor Declined Role in Deadpool & Wolverine

Juggernaut Actor Declined Role in Deadpool & Wolverine

Vinnie Jones played the mutant Juggernaut in the 2006 movie X-Men: The Last Stand, a role he revealed he was recently asked to reprise but turned down.

Speaking to Yahoo UK, Jones revealed that he was asked by director Shawn Levy to play Juggernaut once again for the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine. However, Jones’ experience in the Juggernaut suit turned him away from the idea, so he had to decline the invitation.

“Funnily enough, I just got asked to do Deadpool, the new one now, and I spoke to the director, and I just said it’s such a drama putting that suit on mentally and physically,” said Jones. “I mean it had its mental toll as well because you’re in it and you can’t do anything all day, you can only drink through a straw. So we couldn’t strike the deal for Deadpool.”

What is Deadpool & Wolverine about?

Deadpool & Wolverine reunites lead star Ryan Reynolds with Free Guy and The Adam Project filmmaker Shawn Levy, who has signed on to helm the long-awaited project. Joining Reynolds are Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner, who are finally coming out of their superhero retirement to reprise their respective iconic Marvel roles as Wolverine and Elektra.

It will also feature the return of Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Rob Delaney as Peter, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio. In addition, the movie will also welcome the addition of Marvel newcomers Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen.

The film is written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Zeb Wells from a previous draft by the Molyneux sisters (Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin). It is produced by Reynolds, Levy, and Kevin Feige.