Matthew Vaughn Says He Didn't Direct X-MEN: DOFP Because It Didn't Excite Him

Layer Cake and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is the man who many fans credit for finally doing the X-Men franchise justice with 2011's X-Men: First Class. In the following interview with Empire Magazine, the filmmaker reveals why he chose not to return for this movie...

"It didn't excite me enough," he tells Empire Magazine. "The thing that was exciting about it was bringing all these actors together. What a cast! But I've worked with great actors and I just thought, 'I've got to do my own thing.'" That "own thing" would be the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' The Secret Service. "The script was great for X-Men, but I had Secret Service in my head. And this has always been Bryan's machine. It's come full circle."

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