Inception Causes Director Matthew Vaughn to Change X-Men: First Class
Posted 08.04.10 by Ryan
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so the saying goes, but Matthew Vaughn does not agree. The director of the upcoming X-Men: First Class told The LA Times that after watching Christopher Nolan's Inception, he was forced to entirely remove a sequence from the movie.
I saw Inception, which I loved, but my heart sank when I saw that a few of the ideas we had were up [on the screen]. So it's either leave it in and look as if you're copying or change things. We completely ripped out about 12 pages of the script and the storyboards.
The First Class sequence involved Professor X (James McAvoy) and other mutants battling in a dream-space, which included spinning rooms and other dream-like imagery that Vaughn felt was too close to Nolan's mind-bending thriller. The change will have to be addressed as Vaughn and his cast go into rehearsals before production begins in a few weeks, with less than a year to go before the movie opens. "I'm an employee now," said Vaughn of his working for 20th Century Fox, which has produced all the previous X-Men movies. "I'm not used to that."
First Class is scheduled to open on June 3, 2011 and stars McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Alice Eve, Jennifer Lawrence, and the recently cast Edi Gathegi.