Matthew Vaughn: I changed X-Men script because of Inception
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the director, who recently worked on Kick-Ass, said a "dream-space combat" sequence had to be removed from the new X-Men film because it too closely resembled parts of Nolan's sci-fi thriller.
"I saw Inception, which I loved. 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," he explained.
Filming of X-Men: First Class, which will star Alice Eve, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender and Rosamund Pike, is due to begin before the end of the year.
Vaughn recently completed The Debt and he will also direct Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.