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X-Men: Apocalypse Scenes You Didn't See

As the smoke settles from the brawl between Charles Xavier's X-Men and En Sabah Nur, it's time to look at some of the axed scenes from X-Men: Apocalypse. Movie scenes get deleted for a Multiple Man-number of reasons: some throw off the flick's tone or pacing, some don't mesh with the rest of the film, and some simply aren't necessary. Of course, this means that certain fan-fave X-Men had their roles reduced, as they lost potential screen time with the removal of these segments. All we can do is cross our fingers and hope that these Adamantium-scratched scenes make it onto the home versions of X-Men: Apocalypse. We hope you brought your ruby quartz sunglasses...there are some potentially dangerous spoilers ahead.

Canceling Jubilee's fireworks

If there was ever a chance for Jubilee to shine, X-Men: Apocalypse was it. Sure, she was the rookie member of the team for many years and during the '90s animated series, but we still wanted Jubilee to have her moment during the movie. Instead, she played the same role she did in the previous films—as just another one of Xavier's background students who doesn't do anything noteworthy or showcase her powers. Fandango reveals that director Bryan Singer wanted her to shine and filmed a scene showcasing her fireworks-like abilities. "We do have a moment where Jubilee uses her powers that you'll see on the DVD," Singer said. "I wanted more Jubilee." It's okay Bryan—we all did.


Another heartbreaking character cut? The rumored Dazzler cameo. The blonde pop star mutant was supposedly going to show up on an album cover the X-kids find in a record store. Adding fuel to the fire were rumors that real life blonde pop-star Taylor Swift dropped by the set of Apocalypse— seemingly proven by producer Simon Kinberg's Tweeted photo of himself, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, and the Swift one herself. Kinberg later admitted that the photo wasn't from the set, but from backstage at Swift's Montreal show, and that she wasn't going to Dazzle audiences after all. Still, hopefully we'll get that glimpse of the disco-dancing mutant's album on the DVD release's special features.

Brain freeze

Continuing through the mall trip with the X-teens, there were some extra scenes featuring Nightcrawler cut from the film. Let's not forget the TV spot showing Kurt Wagner experiencing brain freeze from some type of smoothie. According to Fandango, Bryan Singer axed a scene of Nightcrawler expressing surprise at the other mall-goers not caring about his blue skin. Singer claims Nightcrawler's astonishment in the mall was meant to be an homage to Robin Williams' reaction to Bloomingdales in the 1984 comedy Moscow on the Hudson.

Splitting the Summers siblings

Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen's first standoff against the X-Men resulted in Charles being abducted and the School for Gifted Youngsters getting all exploded. While Quicksilver evacuated all the students out of the building during one of the movie's best action sequences, Alex Summers, better known as Havok, died in the blast. Cyclops didn't exactly get to say goodbye, as William Stryker's soldiers stormed the Xavier School ruins and started abducting students just minutes after the explosion. Speaking with Fandango, Bryan Singer removed a heartfelt farewell scene between the two Summers bros. "It's strange for the audience sometimes because they say, 'It's a good scene, why did you remove it?'" Singer said. "But if you sat in a theater and watched it with all those scenes back in, it may seem good, but slow. And I don't want the audience to feel that." It could be worse—at least it wasn't like Cyclops' death in The Last Stand.

A Phoenix-powered FPS

This picture of Jean Grey holding Scott Summer's neck and helping him aim his optic blast was used in the promotional material for X-Men: Apocalypse, but the scene never actually happened in the film. It's a shame the film didn't include it, because it shows a degree of trust between the two future lovebirds, especially since Cyclops was scared—almost ashamed—of his powers throughout the first half of the film. There is a scene during the final standoff where Cyclops shoots Apocalypse with a heavy duty beam of energy, and Jean was right beside him the whole time. Jean directing his vision may have happened during this scene, as he looks back at her in awe after he puts his glasses back on. Here's hoping we see this scene in the movie's Special Features down the road.