Director Matthew Vaughn left X-Men: Days of Future Past for this movie


Bryan Singer made a comeback when he returned to one of the franchises that started it all with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Originally Matthew Vaughn was attached to direct the film after doing X-Men: First ClassDays of Future Past did well critically and commercially, but you would think Vaughn would want to stick with the mutant franchise.

It turns out that Vaughn opted out of X-Men to follow his dream of doing a funny spy movie called Kingsman: The Secret Service. I’m actually looking forward to it, since I hear that the film is on par or actually is better than Kick-Ass.

During an interview with IGN Movies, the director talked about how he wanted to do his own spy movie with Kingsman co-creator Mark Millar.

“It started in a pub with Mark, and we were drunk,” Vaughn revealed. “We sort of were complaining about how spy movies had become really quite serious. We said, ‘Let’s do a fun [one].’ … Mark went off and wrote a version, and I read it. I was like, ‘F#@k, maybe we should do this for real.’ Then he went ahead, finished the comic off. Then I was working on Days of Future Past, and I’d finished the treatment. Then the [Kingsman] script fell out of me — just one of those things. I remember Fox going, ‘What are you talking about?’ because the two scripts came in at the same time. I was like, ‘Aw, s#!t.’ It was a really tough decision whether to do Days of Future Past or do this. But then I was like, ‘F#@k, somebody else is going to wake up and do a fun spy movie. Then I will have written a bloody screenplay that no one will want to make.’ So I probably made the craziest decision of my life to turn down an $800 million gorilla to do Kingsman. But Kingsman’s more me anyway.”

It’s nice to see a director leaving a big franchise that can potentially give him a lot of money to follow his heart. I wonder what his version of Days of Future Past would be like.

Do you think Vaughn did the right move. Are you looking forward to Kingsman?

Source: IGN Movies

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