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Matthew Vaughn says 90% of his script made it in to X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Matthew Vaughn has been speaking to Collider about his decision to drop out of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, while also saying that around 90% of his script actually made it into the finished film.

“I’d say 90%,” says Vaughn. “I mean, we worked on the script, [Simon] Kinsberg and I. It was a really tough decision for me, because I pulled out just because I’d finished the Kingsman: The Secret Service script at the same time and I was like ‘My god if I don’t make a fun spy movie right now, somebody else’s going to do it.’”

“And I think there’s five coming out next year now. So we’re going to be the first of it, not the last. Bryan [Singer] did a few things, which I thought were genius that weren’t in my script. I had Juggernaut breaking into the Pentagon, he changed it to Quicksilver and did that fucking brilliantly, I have to add.”

“My idea was the Sentinels at the end, I wanted them to look like Mystique. I thought there should be thousands of Mystiques attacking them in the future. He changed a few more of the mutants, but it was pretty close. Yeah, it was pretty close.”

Meanwhile, we’ll soon get a better idea of exactly why Vaughn jumped ship when Kingsman: The Secret Service opens in the UK on 12 February 2015, and the US the following day.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.