Ain’t-It-Cool-News has just dropped a superhero bombshell as they have learned that director Matthew Vaughn has left the production of X-Men 3 and is on his way back to Europe to deal with some personal issues. Istead of jumbling up the words here is what AICN had to say:
“This is not a case of creative differences,” Avi said. “This is a personal decision by Matthew, and I can tell you that he is heartbroken. He loved this material, and he wanted to make this film.” Vaughn has evidently already left to deal with whatever personal issue requires his attention, and Marvel and Fox are expected to make an announcement in the next few days regarding both the casting of Angel (who plays “a major role” in the film, according to Avi) and the new director, who may actually be someone who had circled the film earlier but who wasnâ€™t available at that point.
The fellas over at AICN drop the name Joss Whedon as a potential candidate as he has just finished Serenity and wasn’t initially able to step into the director’s chair for X3, but, as they point out, that is just speculation.
Nevertheless, Arad also told the site that casting of Angel and the new director should be mentioned in the coming weeks, so stay tuned, and click here for the rest of the story.