Matthew Vaughn has seen Inception, and while he loved the film, he was disappointed to see that his vision for some of X-Men First Class was already on the screen.
Now so that people don’t think his film is ripping off Inception, he is forced to change a pile of what he had planned to dodge comparisons.
“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.”
Its encouraging to think that great minds think alike, but sometimes when you have an idea and unrelated somewhere else someone else has a similar idea, you either have to stand up to criticism and accusations or take it like a man and walk in a new direction.
It appears to come down to some of the dreamstate sequences in Inception looking a lot like what he planned to do with the psychic battles we might have seen in X-Men First Class.
Some very cool visuals are found in the comics when they illustrate exactly how psychics battle it out on a different plane of existance, often with conjured armour and energy blasts in a surreal dream like landscape. It was Vaughn’s intention to have similar scenes illustrated in First Class, which makes sense since The Hellfire Club and the Shadow King may well be the villains in the film.
I am curious as to what he might replace those scenes with and will always wonder if the Inception-esque dreamscapes would have been better.