Deadpool & Wolverine Juggernaut
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Deadpool & Wolverine: X-Men 3 Juggernaut Actor Declined Returning for MCU Sequel

Vinnie Jones, who played Juggernaut in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, turned down a cameo in the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel Deadpool & Wolverine.

While speaking with Yahoo UK, Jones discussed his experience working on the X-Men movie and revealed that he was asked to be in the new Deadpool movie. Unfortunately, however, he and the studio couldn’t work out an arrangement for him to don the Juggernaut suit again.

“Funny enough, I just got asked to do Deadpool — the new one that’s coming out now — and I spoke to the director and I just said it’s such a drama putting that suit on, you know? Mentally and physically,” Jones explained. “I mean, it had its mental toll, as well, because you’re in it and you can’t do anything all day [and] you can only drink through a straw. So we couldn’t strike the deal for Deadpool, but, I mean, Deadpool‘s my favorite f—ing movie of all time, more or less. I really wanted to do it, but they didn’t have the budget to put me in the suit.”

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Deadpool & Wolverine is directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay written by by Reynolds, Levy Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Zeb Wells. The third installment will also star 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.

Who else is starring in Deadpool & Wolverine?

It also features returning cast members 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 Crown’s Emma Corrin and Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen have also joined the cast to play the roles of Cassandra Nova and TVA agent Paradox, respectively.

Deadpool & Wolverine arrives in theaters on July 26.

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