Count X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn among those ranks — in fact, maybe a little too awesome for his tastes.
LA Times blog “Hero Complex” shares that the writer was prompted to cut around a dozen pages from the First Class script after his viewing of the Leonardo DiCaprio-starred film, due to unforeseen similarities to scenes in Inception. It seems that some of the Inception dreamscape action scenes were too close for Vaughn’s comfort to sequences in the First Class script — which, based on Vaughn’s remarks, sound like scenes taking place on the astral plane.
Though Vaughn appears upbeat about the whole thing in the blog post, the film’s scheduled release date of June 3, 2011 already seemed like it might be a photo finish given that casting news is still trickling in. In any event, it’s provided an opportunity for Vaughn to make some headlines the same week as his adaptation of Kick-Ass comes out on Blu-ray and DVD.
Feel free to make jokes in the comments about someone performing an inception on Vaughn to get him to change the script.