“Kingsman” director Matthew Vaughn is still doing press rounds for that franchise’s sequel and has spoken about the time he was slated to tackle another sequel – a follow-up to his revitalisation of the “X-Men” franchise with 2011’s “X-Men: First Class”.
Ultimately the first “Kingsman” came calling and Bryan Singer took back the “X-Men” franchise with ‘Days of Future Past’ the immediate follow-up. Speaking with Uproxx this week, Vaughn revealed that if he had stayed on, ‘Days’ wouldn’t have been the sequel:
“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 in Days of Future Past became the young Wolverine and the old Wolverine and just really blow it out.
So that’s what I would have done, but the studio didn’t agree with me on that. And, to be frank, as I said, it’s not my sandbox so I couldn’t do anything about it.”
The comments come in the wake of 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider being asked at the Emmys on the weekend if a reboot of “Wolverine” is possible to which she responded: “Anything’s possible.”
Vaughn’s “Kingsman” star Taron Egerton, who also co-starred with Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman in “Eddie the Eagle,” has been a name commonly rumored to be a good fit for the reboot.
In a separate interview with Cinema Blend, Vaughn also revealed he: “wouldn’t mind maybe making a Fantastic Four film to apologise to everyone out there that maybe it didn’t go very well for them.”