No More Dream Fightin' for the X-Men

August 3, 2010


Sorry, X-Men: First Class, no physics-bending dream battles this time. Talking to the LA Times, First Class director Matthew Vaughn revealed that now that he got around to seeing that Inception movie everyone keeps talking about, he's going to have to change some things in his upcoming superhero film. Specifically, he's going to have to change the parts that would have looked exactly like the parts of Inception that people complained were The Matrix:

"I saw 'Inception,' which I loved," Vaughn said Monday. "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."

X-Men projections The jettisoned sequence was a sort of dream-space combat, according to Vaughn.

...the filmmaker said for the film the fight involving Professor X (James McAvoy) and some other mutants was going to be presented with spinning rooms and other physics-bending imagery -- visions that he felt drifted too close to signature moments in "Inception,"

Hm, if Vaughn is so concerned about avoiding similarities to Inception, that does tell us another thing about X-Men: First Class: it must not be composed of 90% gunfire.

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