Why director Matthew Vaughn left X-Men 3…..

Why director Matthew Vaughn left X-Men 3.....

Whilst in conversation at New York’s Comic Con we talking about the upcoming release of ‘Argylle’ we also found out why director Matthew Vaughn left X-Men 3…..

he has been critical of Hollywood after his experience of Kick Ass – a film that every studio had turned down after he had mortgaged his own house to make it but it was not until clips were shown at Comic con and the fans went wild that a studio finally saw that there was a huge appetite for the film. He then went onto describe his experience of the offer to helm X-Men 3 and one of the major reasons he decided to walk away from the job.

I went into one of the executive’s office and I saw an X3 script, and I immediately knew it was a lot fatter. I was like what the hell is this draft. He went, ‘Don’t worry about it,’ and I’m like, ‘No, no. I’m the director. I’m worrying about this draft,‘” he recalled. “He wouldn’t tell me, so I grabbed it literally — it was like a crazy moment — opened the first page, and it said, ‘Africa. Storm. Kids dying of no water. She creates a thunderstorm and saves all these children.‘”

Vaughn admitted he found it a “pretty cool idea,” but once he learned what was going to happen to the script, his relationship to the project soured. “[I went,] ‘What is this?’ [They said,] ‘Oh, it’s Halle Berry’s script. I went, ‘OK, because she hasn’t signed up yet.’ ‘But this is what she wants it to be, and once she signs up, we’ll throw it in the bin,‘” the director said, recounting the executive’s response. “I was like, ‘Wow, you’re gonna do that to an Oscar-winning actress who plays Storm? I’m outta here.’ So I quit at that point.”

In the end Brett Ratner directed the film

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