INCEPTION caused Matthew Vaughn to rewrite X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Sean Hunter

by: Sean Hunter
August 3rd, 2010

X-Men First Class

Prepare to have your dream totems rocked! Matthew Vaughn walked into INCEPTION a while back and was treated to the same awesome floating action scenes we all witnessed during our own viewings. However, Vaughn didn't wet his pants like the rest of us. Instead, Vaughn began to weep (weeping not verified) because he realized that his X-MEN: FIRST CLASS super fight had been outdone by Christopher Nolan.

My problem is that the fight scene in INCEPTION was so cool and unique that there is no way two different men thought of the same idea. Therefore, I now believe that Chris Nolan went into Matthew Vaughn's dreams and extracted the X-MEN: FIRST CLASS fight scene to use in INCEPTION. To see Vaughn's full reaction to the mind-theft, keep reading after the jump.

According to an LA Times Hero Complex interview:

"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."

While I am confident that Vaughn can craft an equally awesome sequence in its place, I still feel bad that a bunch of tiny people invaded his dreams and stole his thoughts and ideas from the armed gunmen protecting them. Perhaps the storyboards can be part of a DVD extra or something because the idea sounds interesting. At the very least, we know that Vaughn is thinking outside the box (and mind) with his new X-MEN film.

What about you? Has Nolan found a way to invade directors' minds and steal their ideas, or is this just an unfortunate coincidence? Leave your thoughts below!

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