In December 1992, Marvel discussed selling the property to Columbia Pictures to no avail.
Meanwhile, Avi Arad produced the animated X-Men TV series for Fox Kids.
Fox head Thomas Rothman argued that this would enhance the story, and Singer concurred that removing the Danger Room allowed him to focus on other scenes he preferred.
Elements of Beast, particularly his medical expertise, were transferred to Jean Grey.
Walker's draft involved Professor Xavier recruiting Wolverine into the X-Men, which consists of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, and Angel.
The Brotherhood of Mutants, which consisted of Magneto, Sabretooth, Toad, and the Blob, try to conquer New York City, while Henry Peter Gyrich and Bolivar Trask attack the X-Men with three 8 feet (2.4 m) tall Sentinels.
Magneto's plot to mutate the world leaders into accepting his people is reminiscent of how Constantine I's conversion to Christianity ended the persecution of early Christians in the Roman Empire; the analogy was emphasized in a deleted scene in which Storm teaches history.
Senator Kelly's claim that he has a list of mutants living in the United States recalls Joseph Mc Carthy's similar claim regarding communists.Throughout 19, Stan Lee and Chris Claremont were in discussions with James Cameron and Carolco Pictures for an X-Men film adaptation.The deal fell apart when Cameron went to work on Spider-Man, Carolco went bankrupt, and the film rights reverted to Marvel Studios.Fox, who had projected the budget at million, rejected the treatment which they estimated it would have cost million more.Beast, Nightcrawler, Pyro, and the Danger Room had to be deleted before the studio greenlighted X-Men.After Crowe turned the role down due to salary demands, a number of actors offered their services for the role before Singer cast Dougray Scott.