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X2: X-Men United led Hugh Jackman to suffer such a serious injury that the rest of the cast threatened to quit, Halle Berry told director Bryan Singer to ‘kiss him in black’


Directed by Bryan Singer X2: X-Men United hit the big screens almost twenty years ago. Serving as a sequel to the first Foxverse film, x-men (2000), X2 kicked off an era that defined the rise of mutant heroes and set them on a long and winding path to find peace, redemption, and closure. However, everything is easier said than done, and knowing a little about the history of the director, all the X2 was tied to a few issues that warranted more trouble than it was worth.

As the second installment of the X-Men universe prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, a look at the events that shaped the history of the film’s filming and production demands a reminiscence.

X2: X-Men United (2003)
X2: X-Men United (2003)

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X2: X-Men United The cast split over Bryan Singer’s antics

The X-Men have ruled the 20th Century Fox universe since the dawn of the 21st century and have occupied the popular culture ethos of the CBM industry for an even longer time. However, the obstacles the X-Men have had to overcome over the 22 long years of their existence in what is now known as the Foxverse almost parallels the antics the cast members portraying these superheroes have been through. faced during their time under Bryan’s leadership. Singer.

Singer, though forever immortalized in his successful attempt to establish the X-Men universe, is not the typical eccentric genius that resides in the heart of Hollywood. The controversial director has faced far too many sexual misconduct allegations against underage boys to walk around without being subject to the scrutiny of the public and industry team. A few years after the first allegation was made against him, his volatile behavior escaped alleged closed-room incidents on the film sets of his 2003 film, X2: X-Men United.

Bryan Singer with X-Men actor Sir Patrick Stewart
Bryan Singer with x-men actor Sir Patrick Stewart

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The Hollywood Reporter cites a particularly turbulent day when Bryan Singer was under the influence of an unnamed substance and went against his producer’s wishes to stop filming due to concerns about the safety of his actors and his crew. As expected, a stunt involving Wolverine cinema resident Hugh Jackman ended ruthlessly, resulting in the actor’s injury. Although the director was later nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Director, Singer’s irresponsible antics on the sets of X2 brought him into a direct clash with his cast, the majority of whom threatened to quit while Halle Berry went one step further by telling Singer – “kiss my black ass.”

Bryan Singer’s Colorful History in Hollywood: 1997-Present

While filming the Stephen King adaptation Able student, Bryan Singer has been accused by a 14-year-old boy who claims that the director asked him and several minors on the set who served as extras to film a scene in the n*de. Later, two teenagers came forward to support the plaintiff’s accusations. Rumor has it that the case was settled out of court and the prosecutor’s office has not brought any criminal charges against him. The usual suspects director.

Brian Singer
Brian Singer

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Over the years, Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting underage boys in 2014, 2017, and 2019. Rumors have swirled about his frequent involvement with Roland Emmerich and convicted sex offender Marc Collins-Rector, meetings that date back as far back as the late 1990s. During this time, the charges against Singer were all dismissed, settled out of court, or withdrawn by the plaintiff. Investigative reports and documentaries have been released and filmed on Hollywood’s culture of sexual abuse, with Singer being quoted in most of them.

Time is up issued a statement in 2019 stating, “The recent allegations regarding Bryan Singer’s behavior are horrific and MUST be taken seriously and investigated.” In light of growing allegations, director Bryan Singer has not been credited as a producer for the Foxverse film, dark phoenix (2019).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Eric Patrick
Eric Patrick
Eric Patrick is currently a freelancer who writes for several magazines and is an economy and finance correspondent at The Nuherald. He has been working in this field for around ten years and has gained immense popularity during that time. He received a Master's degree in philosophy. During his working career, he gained much popularity as a writer resulting in receiving many great honors and awards. He has written for a wide range of leading media outlets on various entertainment topics.


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