Aug 3 2010No More Dream Fightin' for the X-Men


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.

Reader Comments

Simpson's did it!

Well, now I know who the villain is, and they were doing those freaky dream-sequence fights 25 years ago in the comics. Taking it out will ruin it...

kevin bacon as the shadow king?

Now, I'm no connoisseur, but my memory of dream worlds in marvel comics involve surreal, ever-changing alien landscapes. They could still do that. Though they would need to make it look a little less '70s.

Let's see.... Someone being cast as Emma (possibly) plus dream-sequence fight scene. Sounds like the Hellfire Club to me.
Maybe Shadow King... but Emma + Mastermind had a pretty good run at mind-f*cking Jean when they turned her into the black queen so yeah.

But since they're tossing comic continuity completely out the window the spinning room bit could be Vertigo for all we know.

Yeah, wouldn't want anything that's been in any other film once or twice, because if there's one thing Hollywood prides itself on, its NEVER repeating ANYTHING that was ever in another movie!
Now... how's that Scream 4 movie coming along?

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