See Concept Art For The Sentinels As They Were To Appear In X2: X-Men United

Remember during the opening scene of 2006’s X-Men The Last Stand when Wolverine, Colossus and the others are battling a Sentinel, only to realize that they’re simply in the “danger room” and the whole thing was a hologram training exercise. A part of us was crushed, that Sentinel looked pretty damn awesome! The mutant hunting robots were such a huge part of the comic books and the animated series that it seemed flat out outrageous not to have them included. Well, it seems a few years earlier that director Bryan Singer was hoping to incorporate the mutant annihilating robots into his magnum opus comic book movie X-Men 2: X-Men United in 2003. Sure, we already had that incredible Nightcrawler White House scene and that Wolverine vs. Deathstrike fight scene but this would have been the icing on the cake.

Apparently, the major reason the Sentinels were never used was because of the cost of computer animation at the time. It would have cost $8 million to have them in the film, which would have been detrimental to the budget. Guy Hendrix Dyas and Ricardo Delgado were tasked with coming up with Sentinel conceptual designs, and they’ve revealed those to FilmSketchr. You can catch your first glimpse of what these villains were meant to look like.

X-Men UInited Sentinel

X2 Sentinel Concept Art

X-Men United Sentinel Concept Art

Click HERE to see more Sentinel designs from X2: X-Men United!

Bryan Singer would, of course, rectify this lack of Sentinels problem by including them in his latest effort, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The opening scene of the film shows Colossus (Daniel Cudmore), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Bishop (Omar Sy), Blink (Fan Bingbing), Sunspot (Adan Canto), and Warpath (Booboo Stewart) facing off against a hoard of these massive robots and it’s truly a sight to see. Let’s hope they pop back up in some fashion in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

[via Cinema Blend]

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