Originally Posted by def28
I don't think so, but he did bail on X3 and came back to First Class.
I still wonder what the full reason of him leaving DOFP was. I'm guessing it was mostly for control over a project. I don't see why he couldn't have waited for Secret Service post DOFP.
Vaughn probably didn't want to be away filming overseas for months. He managed to make a lot of First Class in the UK, where he lives, so it meant minimal disruption to family life. Maybe he doesn't like being away from his family for long periods. Or perhaps he doesn't like these massive blockbuster productions and prefers things that are on a smaller scale.