X-Men: First Class may have only just begun production in London, but writer-director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) has already made himself the most visible filmmaker associated with "Superhero Summer" (i.e., next summer). Last week, Vaughn went on the record about a last-minute change he and co-screenwriter Jane Goldman (Stardust) made to X-Men: First Class after seeing Christopher Nolan's Inception. Vaughn decided to replace a centerpiece action scene due to its similarity to Inception's gravity-defying hotel hallway scene.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Vaughn discusses why he decided to return to big-budget, studio-financed superheroes (as opposed to the indie route he took with Kick-Ass) after leaving X-Men: The Last Stand four years ago:

"It's been mined to death and in some cases the quality control is not what it's supposed to be," Vaughn said. "People are just going to get bored of it." Vaughn says he pounced on the chance to make a film about the uncanny mutants from Marvel Comics because he expects the current boom in superhero cinema to fizzle out in the near future. "I've always wanted to do a big-budget superhero film and I think we've kind of crossed the Rubicon with superhero films," Vaughn said. "I think [the opportunity to do one], it's only going to be there two or three more times."
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