'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Nearly Featured Younger Wolverine

In a new interview, director Matthew Vaughn who previously was linked to the mutant-themed movie shared what he would do with the project.

AceShowbiz - Fans would have seen a younger actor playing Wolverine in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" if director Matthew Vaughn had handled the project. Vaughn, who is currently promoting his new release "Kingsman: The Secret Service", was previously expected to direct the mutant-themed film after his directing stint with "X-Men: First Class", but Bryan Singer eventually took the position behind the lens. In a new interview with MTV News, Vaughn shared what he would've done with the project if he had chosen "Days of Future Past" instead of "Kingsman".

"I had a whole different idea of how X-Men should go," he said. "I thought Days of Future Past should be the next one and be set in the '80s. So, when I wrote the treatment, I then wrote Kingsman and got confused about which film I should direct next. Then I said to Fox, 'Let me do Kingsman now, get somebody else in and we'll do the '70s version, recast Wolverine, and then we do Days of Future Past with the new Wolverine AND Hugh, and make it the biggest spectacle we've ever seen.' "

The follow-up to "Days of Future Past", "X-Men: Apocalypse", is now in the works with Singer serving as the director. The upcoming movie will be set in the '80s and has tapped Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan as young versions of Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops respectively.

Singer has been giving updates on his work on social media. Recently, he sent out some photos on Instagram including Professor X's wheelchairs in previous movies as well as a set model for Xavier's mansion.

Chairs from original #Xmen & #XmenFirstClass Building a new, or shall I say old one, for #XmenApocalypse

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Production designer #GrantMajor #LOTR And part of the X mansion set model

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Humble start of the 1983 (guess which set) #XmenApocalypse We'll get there. #ProfessorX

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