Matthew Vaughn and Claudia Schiffer at Vanity Fair partyOkay, more on the X3/Matthew Vaughn drama. The big question: Why'd he go? The studio smacked down the "creative differences" line of reasoning, but Vaughn himself revealed to Jeffrey Wells nearly a month ago that creative differences really are the case. Vaughn was going for a certain je ne se quoisje ne sais quois*, a "particular flavor" and "inner life" (read: creative power and "more heart") that 20th Century Fox wasn't ready to concede to the director, and he certainly didn't want to end up like Quadrophenia director Franc Roddam, who bowed to the Powers That Be and now makes films like made-for-TVs Cleopatra. Maybe we should be thankful Vaughn is out—we wouldn't want our X-Men to engage in any deep thinking, now would we?


*sorry - we were totally outside in the parking lot smoking cigarettes and pretending to be Jean-Paul Belmondo during French class...
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