Former X-Men Director Once Considered Launching A Young Wolverine Movie


Matthew Vaughn helming a young Wolverine movie? Turns out it almost came to pass.

While out promoting his super-slick action sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Vaughn sat down with Collider to discuss Eggsy’s latest globe-trotting adventure (our review). But between Man of Steel 2 and his history with the X-Men series, it didn’t take long before the conversation veered toward Hollywood’s superhero genre and sure enough, Matthew Vaughn revealed that he once considered carving out room for a young Wolverine film between First Class and Days of Future Past.

Of course, Vaughn ultimately bowed out of the latter tentpole, and subsequently handed the keys back over to X-Men mainstay Bryan Singer.

The reason I haven’t done sequels in the past is they just weren’t exciting me. And on Days of Future Past, even though I co-wrote the bloody thing, the reason I bailed out of it is two things: First, I respect Bryan Singer hugely and X-Men is Bryan’s world and I feel he let me play in his sandbox. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t my sandbox. I wanted my own sandbox.

That’s all well and good, and you’d struggle to find anyone who could argue with Matthew Vaughn’s pragmatic reasoning, but it turns out the filmmaker once tossed around the idea of a Wolverine solo movie – one that’s a far cry from James Mangold’s Logan.

And, second, I didn’t want to do Days of Future Past next. I felt that one should be in a trilogy and Days of Future Past should be the finale of that story. I would have done a film in-between where you meet the young Wolverine and a new character, and then Days of Future Past became the young Wolverine and the old Wolverine and just really blow it out.

In closing, the filmmaker noted that his initial vision and Bryan Singer’s big-screen rendition of Days of Future Past were ostensibly one and the same, and fans know all too well that that same arc continued through until the release of Apocalypse in 2016. And though Fox’s prequel trilogy ended with a whimper, those iconic mutants will be back on our screens late next year thanks to the release of Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix.

Getting back to ol’ Logan, though, tell us, what do you make of Vaughn’s flirtation with a young Wolverine film? You can, as always, let us know in the comments section.

Source: Collider