X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has revealed that had he gotten his way, X-Men: Days of Future Past would have been the finale of a trilogy with a film centered on a young Wolverine bridging the gap between the two films.
Originally, Vaughn had developed the treatment for Days of Future Past and was set to direct the film but ultimately exited the project to direct his 2014 surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, leading to Bryan Singer’s return to the X-Men franchise. While promoting his latest film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Vaughn explained to UPROXX why he chose not to make a sequel before now, opening up about the X-Men film that could have been:
“I mean, the bottom line is this: I’m only invested when there’s a moment when I have to make a film and I can’t walk away. And I have to be so passionate and believe in it that the film, first, will turn out great and that I will be pushed to my limits to make it properly and taken out of my comfort zone. 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: 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. 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 in Days of Future Past became the young Wolverine and the old Wolverine and just really blow it out.”
While Vaughn wasn’t fully invested in what he felt should have been the second chapter of a trilogy that began with his X-Men film First Class, the director became so inspired writing the sequel to his spy comedy that he already began thinking about a third installment which he revealed in May that he is already in development on. He also revealed recently that he is in talks to direct the long-awaited Man of Steel sequel although it is unclear which film he could direct next.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Taryn Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, and as well as Pedro Pascal, Vinnie Jones, pop legend Sir Elton John and Halle Berry. Here’s the official synopsis:
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22, 2017.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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