If you love X Men movies like CelebNMovies247.com then this might upset you since X-Men: First Class sequel plans SCRAPPED.
Director Matthew Vaughn has revealed that the X-Men franchise as we know it could have been quite a bit different. Read on for more about the X-Men: First Class Sequel…
CelebNMovies247.com director Matthew Vaughn helped reboot the series with the younger cast that is about to appear once again in Dark Phoenix, but he originally planned to do a full trilogy.
Instead of following through with his plan Matthew Vaughn instead stepped away from X-Men to direct the awesome movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service.
So what would have done differently, and it would have included a young Wolverine.
During a recent interview, Matthew Vaughn laid out his full plan. See, Fox decided to do Days of Future Past right after X-Men: First Class and that changed everything because he felt they should do a movie with young Wolverine in between those movies. Matthew vision was to have a young Wolverine in between those two so that they could climax with both casts uniting together. In fact, he wanted Tom Hardy to portray the young Wolverine, but it never came together.
Director Matthew Vaughn recalls to MovieWeb:
My plan was ‘First Class,’ then the second film was new young Wolverine in the 70’s to continue those characters, my version of the X-Men. So you’d really get to know all of them, and my finale was gonna be ‘Days of Future Past.’ That was gonna be my number three where you bring them all… because what’s bigger than bringing in McKellen and Michael and Stewart and James and bringing them all together? When I finished the ‘Days of Future Past’ script with it ready to go I looked at it and said, ‘I really think it would be fun to cast Tom Hardy or someone as the young Wolverine and then bring it all together at the end.’ Fox read ‘Days of Future Past’ and went ‘Oh, this is too good! We’re doing it now!’ And I said, ‘Well what do you do next? Trust me you’ve got nowhere to go.’ Then they did ‘Apocalypse’ and it’s like… If you flip that ’round even it would have been better. Hollywood doesn’t understand pacing. Their executives are driving 100 miles-per-hour looking in the rear-view mirror and not understanding why they crash.
We feel Tom Hardy would be great for the part. If Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class Sequel happened could you imagine the impact of Days of Future Past? It would have truly been so much stronger. Man that bites.
It actually sucks to hear great ideas get washed away because the studio wants to accelerate the franchise in a whole other direction.