Inception gives X-Men: First Class script the kick

X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has scrapped a significant chunk of his upcoming film’s script in the wake of Inception‘s release.

Vaughn told the L.A. Times that he and co-writer Jane Goldman had intended on featuring similar dreamy action-sequences as those in Christopher Nolan‘s mind-bending blockbuster.

“I saw ‘Inception,’ which I loved…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.”

The scrapped sequence was supposedly a “psi war” battle featuring the telepathic Professor Xavier, and would have featured spinning rooms not unlike the signature fight scene in Inception.

X-Men: First Class is a reboot of the hit comic book saga, featuring all your favourite mutants in much younger form. James McAvoy is set to star as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alice Eve as Emma Frost and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.

It is set to hit cinemas June 2011.

Discuss: Is it not unreasonable to assume that Christopher Nolan had planted (or rather, incepted) the idea for a spinning room action sequence in Matthew Vaughn’s mind during the production of Inception? That way, Vaughn would write it into his script, see Inception, and then tell journalists that he now has to cut it out, thus providing Inception with some cheap promotion several weeks after release?

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