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Inception made Matthew Vaughn change his plans for X-Men: First Class

08.02.2010

The collective unconscious can be a real pisser to writers -- one moment you come up with a brilliant and original idea, and the next you discover someone has already beaten you to it.

So imagine the dismay of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS director Matthew Vaughn, who just finally caught INCEPTION and realized it snatched some cool concepts right out of his noggin. He loved the movie, "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," he tells the LA Times.

The sequence in question was reportedly a "fight involving Professor X (James McAvoy) and some other mutants was to going to be presented with spinning rooms and other physics-bending imagery."

That adds further pressure to a project already under the gun to start production -- Fox has already planted a flag on a June 3, 2011 release date, and the latest mutant movie is still trying to round out its cast.

Besides Professor McAvoy, the movie already has Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Edi Gathegi as Darwin and Lucas Till as Havok, with Kevin Bacon as the villain.

Extra Tidbit: Hey Fox, here's a cool idea: take an extra year and make a decent comic book movie for a goddamn change.
Source: LA Times

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7:08PM on 08/03/2010
I don't think it's all that necessary to completely eliminate the scene. Vaughn is a talented writer/director I'm sure he could change the scene in some way to keep his vision intact without seeming stale.
I don't think it's all that necessary to completely eliminate the scene. Vaughn is a talented writer/director I'm sure he could change the scene in some way to keep his vision intact without seeming stale.
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5:51PM on 08/03/2010

Fights that bend gravity aren't new.

If the STORY is good enough, you shouldn't worry about if you've seen a gravity-defying fight before (which we have). If the story justifies it and immerses you, and clearly isn't a blatant rip-off, then you have your own gold. Inspiration, also, isn't a bad thing.
If the STORY is good enough, you shouldn't worry about if you've seen a gravity-defying fight before (which we have). If the story justifies it and immerses you, and clearly isn't a blatant rip-off, then you have your own gold. Inspiration, also, isn't a bad thing.
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1:39PM on 08/03/2010
Kevin Bacon is the only reason I want to see this movie really. No one can live up to Patrick Stewart and I hope when this movie done X-Men 3 the offical movie sequel gets made with a huge show down with Stewart's Xavier and who ever Bacon suppose to play.
Kevin Bacon is the only reason I want to see this movie really. No one can live up to Patrick Stewart and I hope when this movie done X-Men 3 the offical movie sequel gets made with a huge show down with Stewart's Xavier and who ever Bacon suppose to play.
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12:33PM on 08/03/2010

you would think....

that fter the first 2 X-Men and the 3rd being a critical failure and for the most part box-office failure that FOX would make sure they are making a great movie that can launch countless other ones based off those same characters. I think Vaughn is a great choice so we will see.
that fter the first 2 X-Men and the 3rd being a critical failure and for the most part box-office failure that FOX would make sure they are making a great movie that can launch countless other ones based off those same characters. I think Vaughn is a great choice so we will see.
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12:32PM on 08/03/2010

you would think....

that fter the first 2 X-Men and the 3rd being a critical failure and for the most part box-office failure that FOX would make sure they are making a great movie that can launch countless other ones based off those same characters. I think Vaughn is a great choice so we will see.
that fter the first 2 X-Men and the 3rd being a critical failure and for the most part box-office failure that FOX would make sure they are making a great movie that can launch countless other ones based off those same characters. I think Vaughn is a great choice so we will see.
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12:27PM on 08/03/2010

Inception made Matthew Vaughn change his plans for X-Men: First Class

What, did he decide to make a *good* movie instead of the crap that "First Class" is starting to look like?
What, did he decide to make a *good* movie instead of the crap that "First Class" is starting to look like?
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10:31AM on 08/03/2010

Fox sux

I want to see this sooner rather than later, but to put a release date on it like it is only some kind of commercial consumer product, before they have even gotten the concept together, well that shows Fox have learned nothing. If it wasn't for Vaughn I wouldn't even bother with them.
I want to see this sooner rather than later, but to put a release date on it like it is only some kind of commercial consumer product, before they have even gotten the concept together, well that shows Fox have learned nothing. If it wasn't for Vaughn I wouldn't even bother with them.
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7:01AM on 08/03/2010

classy...

take the best movie of the summer (possibly the decade)...and accuse of stealing your ideas.


ok.
take the best movie of the summer (possibly the decade)...and accuse of stealing your ideas.


ok.
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9:51AM on 08/03/2010
I don't think he said that. I think he just meant he had an idea for a sequence and he saw that Inception had a similar scene. It just means that his idea was too much like the scene in Inception, not that Inception stole his idea. Besides, that scene was filmed before Matthew Vaughn was even attached to X-Men: First Class.
I don't think he said that. I think he just meant he had an idea for a sequence and he saw that Inception had a similar scene. It just means that his idea was too much like the scene in Inception, not that Inception stole his idea. Besides, that scene was filmed before Matthew Vaughn was even attached to X-Men: First Class.
2:10AM on 08/04/2010
Lol, I have never seen so many negative votes on one comment. Not at all what he was saying.
Lol, I have never seen so many negative votes on one comment. Not at all what he was saying.
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4:02AM on 08/03/2010
that would of been cool to see, but they've gotten rid of that scene, I'm sure they can come up with something better.
that would of been cool to see, but they've gotten rid of that scene, I'm sure they can come up with something better.
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1:08AM on 08/03/2010
Even if it is similar to a scene in Inception a fight scene like that with Professor X would be wicked cool. Professor X is one of the most powerful mutants yet he did jack crap in the movies. The first one he was in a coma for the whole third act, in the second he was captured in the second act and in the third, well you know all know what happened. I always wanted to see a cool psychic fight involving him. The closet we got was his mind battle with the Phoenix in three, but that should have
Even if it is similar to a scene in Inception a fight scene like that with Professor X would be wicked cool. Professor X is one of the most powerful mutants yet he did jack crap in the movies. The first one he was in a coma for the whole third act, in the second he was captured in the second act and in the third, well you know all know what happened. I always wanted to see a cool psychic fight involving him. The closet we got was his mind battle with the Phoenix in three, but that should have been done soooooo much better. So I'm all for Vaughn keeping this in.
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12:51AM on 08/03/2010
That had to hurt
That had to hurt
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12:36AM on 08/03/2010

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Dave Davis, you just became my new favorite Joblo writer. I hate Fox, they screw up everything. I complain all the time how they rush everything or don't put 100% into something. Wolverine, X3 and what's most dear to my heart The X-Files have all been huge letdowns due to their ignorance.
Dave Davis, you just became my new favorite Joblo writer. I hate Fox, they screw up everything. I complain all the time how they rush everything or don't put 100% into something. Wolverine, X3 and what's most dear to my heart The X-Files have all been huge letdowns due to their ignorance.
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12:19AM on 08/03/2010

hey vaughn...

grab some uncany exmen, or even xmen classic and see the roster for first class, then re-write the script and keep it simple and do it well and take your time nd it will be fine, dont bow down to the fuck-ups that think shoving every mutant that came along into the movie is a good thing, and by fuck ups i mean the execs at fox.
grab some uncany exmen, or even xmen classic and see the roster for first class, then re-write the script and keep it simple and do it well and take your time nd it will be fine, dont bow down to the fuck-ups that think shoving every mutant that came along into the movie is a good thing, and by fuck ups i mean the execs at fox.
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12:13AM on 08/03/2010
I don't want to hate on Vaughn or this movie, but with fox rushing this out to theaters I just know I'll be disappointed in the end.
I don't want to hate on Vaughn or this movie, but with fox rushing this out to theaters I just know I'll be disappointed in the end.
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11:28PM on 08/02/2010

Wait just a minute!

You don't have to watch Inception to know it had anti-gravity spinning rooms / fight sequences. It's one of THE primary things that was highlighted in the FIRST trailer. So either Vaugn didn't watch the trailers OR the guys who wrote the script jotted stuff down AFTER seeing the trailer, in which case they were ready to play copycat anyway...until Vaugn came along and said "Have some dignity for Christ's sake!"

Vaugn's a cool guy.
You don't have to watch Inception to know it had anti-gravity spinning rooms / fight sequences. It's one of THE primary things that was highlighted in the FIRST trailer. So either Vaugn didn't watch the trailers OR the guys who wrote the script jotted stuff down AFTER seeing the trailer, in which case they were ready to play copycat anyway...until Vaugn came along and said "Have some dignity for Christ's sake!"

Vaugn's a cool guy.
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10:33PM on 08/02/2010
Just take your time with this movie. And there's nothing wrong with featuring a similar sequence.
Just take your time with this movie. And there's nothing wrong with featuring a similar sequence.
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10:00PM on 08/02/2010
@ The Extra Tidbit: That would be the logical thing to do but this is FOX we're talking about.

This is the company that fucked up a sure bet in a Wolverine movie.
@ The Extra Tidbit: That would be the logical thing to do but this is FOX we're talking about.

This is the company that fucked up a sure bet in a Wolverine movie.
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