Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the very first X-Men film and what better way to commemorate it than to shine a light on allegations that director Bryan Singer was not only unprofessional on the set of X-Men 2, but his supposed negligence left Hugh Jackman injured and threatening to hang up his Wolverine claws, as well as a massive cast revolt over his behaviour.
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In a wild report by The Hollywood Reporter, it is claimed that Bryan Singer was a wild mess of a person who was prone to destructive behaviour towards everyone for several years but all this was ignored (and all those allegations of sexually assaulting minors) during the making of every X-Men movie up to 2016’s Apocalypse because of his bankability.
While Bryan Singer is finally facing some sort of blowback for all the allegations of destructive behaviour and sexual assault, he got little more than a slap on the wrist during the making of the first couple of X-Men films as producers reveal that he sauntered around the set with an “entourage” of men, some who weren’t even involved in the production of the film.
The closest Singer got to any sort of reprimand or punishment for his outrageous behaviour was during an awful incident during the filming of X-Men 2 that left Hugh Jackman injured and threatening to quit the role of Wolverine, and an entire cast revolt against the fustercluck of a director.
Apparently Singer reportedly rocked up to the X-Men 2 set “incapacitated after taking a narcotic” and pushed on with a stunt despite having no stunt coordinator there. While producer Tom DeSanto tried to stop it, he failed and the botched stunt left Hugh Jackman “bleeding on camera.”
The set was shut down but studio suits took Singer’s side on what happened and kicked DeSanto off the set. This in turn led to a majority the X-Men main cast rocking up to Singer’s trailer – in full costume no less – and threatening to quit if DeSanto was removed.
Having the entire X-Men cast stand in solidarity with one another against an awful human being like Singer is pretty cool but that moment was topped when Halle Berry, who was sick of the director’s shit, told him, “You can kiss my Black arse.”
The entire report on the fustercluck that went on with Bryan Singer during the making of the first couple of X-Men films is next level tea and you can read the whole thing here.
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