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<i>X-Men: First Class</i> Was A Victim Of <i>Inception</i>

Director Christopher Nolan's Inception isn't simply one of the summer's biggest blockbusters — it's also having an influence on films that have yet to begin production, as Matthew Vaughn claims that X-Men: First Class inadvertently shared elements with Nolan's latest, forcing some script changes on the X-Men sequel.

"I saw 'Inception,' which I loved," Vaughn told Hero Complex. "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 12 removed pages centered on a "dream-space combat" sequence that would have seen Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his fellow mutants battling all sorts of "physics-bending imagery."

Source: Hero Complex

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