Matthew Vaughn Says He Envisioned X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST As The Finale Of A FIRST CLASS Trilogy

Matthew Vaughn Says He Envisioned X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST As The Finale Of A FIRST CLASS Trilogy

Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past from a script co-written by Matthew Vaughn, but that doesn't mean that was the version the Kingsman: The Golden Circle helmer wanted to make...

By MarkJulian - Sep 19, 2017 12:09 PM EST
Source: Uproxxx
Matthew Vaughn is out promoting Kingsman: The Golden Circle so it's a rare opportunity for the media to lob a ton of questions at the somewhat-reclusive director.  

While we've previously heard what Vaughn would like to explore on a potential Man of Steel sequel, here's his thoughts on how he would have handled subsequent films after his soft reboot of the X-Men franchise in 2011's First Class. While beginning with the caveat that he simply doesn't like sequels on principle, Vaughn told Uproxx-

"The reason I haven’t done sequels in the past is they just weren’t exciting me. And on Days of Future Past, even though I co-wrote the bloody thing, the reason I bailed out of it is two things:
  1. First, I respect Bryan Singer hugely and X-Men is Bryan’s world and I feel he let me play in his sandbox. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t my sandbox. I wanted my own sandbox.
  2. And, second, I didn’t want to do Days of Future Past next. I felt that one should be in a trilogy and Days of Future Past should be the finale of that story. I would have done a film in-between where you meet the young Wolverine and a new character, and then Days of Future Past became the young Wolverine and the old Wolverine and just really blow it out."

Do you like Vaughn's idea to have a film in between First Class and Days of Future Past (2014) that introduced a new, younger actor as Wolverine? That certainly would have answered Fox's present question of how best to continue on the character now that Hugh Jackman is retiring from the role.  

It's hard to argue that Fox hasn't squandered the solid footing Vaughn gifted the studio in First Class with which they could have launched the X-Men franchise into a new direction. While he didn't direct Days of Future Past, it's clear that his and Jane Goldman's ideas were key to that film's success as only Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer remained on board for X-Men: Apocalypse which proved to be the lowest-grossing film in the main X-Men film franchise (when adjusted for inflation).

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Doomsday8888 - 9/19/2017, 12:59 PM
A new Wolverine?
Erm...Yeah, i dunno about that.

Whatever, i loved DOFP, one of the finest CBM out there, closest thing Fox ever came up with something as Avengers.
That ending with Jean...always gets me. :')
Yaf - 9/19/2017, 1:12 PM
@Doomsday8888 - Singer's Days of Future Past was probably going to be better than Vaughn's anyways. He's saying this now, but he and Goldman had a script all worked out and ready to go. If he wanted to do an inbetween story, he definitely could've. Having read Kinberg's initial rewrite of DoFP, we were lucky to have Singer come on board and micromanage every bit of dialogue that idiot wrote. Seriously, we could've had the literal worst movie of all time based off that script.
Yaf - 9/19/2017, 1:12 PM
Okay, WOAT is too big. But think about the quality of Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Ha1frican - 9/19/2017, 1:15 PM
@Doomsday8888 - It was ok but it further screwed up the continuity and that bothers me more than anything
Ryguy88 - 9/19/2017, 1:16 PM
@Yaf - are you saying Kinberg's revision of the Vaughn/Goldman script was terrible or that the original script was too?
Yaf - 9/19/2017, 1:23 PM
@Ryguy88 - I haven't read the original Goldman script, but Kinberg's first draft that floats around the SHH forums is really shit. You can tell that it was before Singer because the dialogue is messy, way too expositional and full of things that you know people wouldn't say to each other.
Ryguy88 - 9/19/2017, 1:32 PM
@Yaf - ah ic, sounds strange though conidering it started out as Vaughn/Goldman's since their scripts are all pretty solid. Unless they had a lot less influence on it than I thought.
MultiMedia996 - 9/19/2017, 1:49 PM
@Yaf - Can you send me a link, I'd like to read Simon Kinberg's initial script. Just to get more worried about X-Men Dark Phoenix. He's already got Fant4stic on his RAP sheet, I mean resume so I'd like to see more of his writing.
newhire13 - 9/19/2017, 1:55 PM
@Ha1frican - Technically First Class started playing loose with the continuity.
Pathogen - 9/19/2017, 8:46 PM
@Yaf - Really? Because the dialogue in most of the X-films is terrible. First CLass wasn't badly written, just monkeyed about with too much.
Pathogen - 9/19/2017, 8:47 PM
@Yaf - Things that people wouldn't say..kinda like, oh, I dunno...

"You know what happens to a Toad when its struck by lightning?......"
Yaf - 9/27/2017, 9:46 AM
@MultiMedia996 - Message me your email.

@Pathogen - That's Joss Whedon for you.
Invasion96 - 9/19/2017, 1:09 PM
Lmao I’m in the minority and that’s fine but the second half of DOFP is absolutely a killer to a great first half.
MarkJulian - 9/19/2017, 1:13 PM
@Invasion96 - Fox clearly brought Kinberg in to reshape the film into what they wanted after Vaughn and Goldman left. [frick]ed up what could have been an epic trilogy.
Ha1frican - 9/19/2017, 1:15 PM
@Invasion96 - nope not just you lol
Invasion96 - 9/19/2017, 1:10 PM
This made me remember how terrible Apocalypse was
BatmanxBatgirl - 9/19/2017, 1:42 PM
@Invasion96 - Funny enough Kingsman 2 might finish with worse reviews. It's average rating on RT is already lower than Apocalypse.
Forthas - 9/19/2017, 1:10 PM
This does not bode well for a Man of Steel 2 film. It sounds like he wants to do things his way. But he is locked in the world Zack Snyder built.
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