We reported recently that director Matthew Vaughn had spoke to the press expressing his desire to direct the next Superman solo outing and further news has emerged that he is also actively interested in other superhero franchises as well.
The director, who’s latest film Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle opens today across the UK, has also expressed an interest in a potential sequel to the disastrous Fantastic Four and also explained why he never returned to the X-Men universe. Vaughn, who was actually a producer on the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot said;
“I wouldn’t mind maybe making a Fantastic Four film to apologize to everyone out there that maybe it didn’t go very well for them. It’s brilliant. One of my favorites is the Fantastic Four, so maybe one day I’ll try and rectify the mistake.”
Of his refusal to return to the X-Men franchise he offered this;
“The reason I haven’t done sequels in the past is they just weren’t exciting me and on Days Of Future Past, even though I co-wrote the bloody thing, the reason I bailed out of it is two things: First, I respect Bryan Singer hugely and X-Men is Bryan’s world and I feel he let me play in his sandbox. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t my sandbox. I wanted my own sandbox. And, second, 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 Days Of Future Past became the young Wolverine and the old Wolverine and just really blow it out”.
Source: Uproxx, Collider