Originally Posted by Mrs Vimes
I don't know if I agree with that. Vaughn wrote the treatment and the script and bailed out very very late in the process. He was already talking about making sequels set in 70s and 80s at the time First Class was released. There was already talk of the movie being more ambitious when he was still attached as the director. I can't imagine that the whole idea for the movie changed that radically after the script was already written.
he write the script though? Kinberg was hired to write it really early on and I don't remember hearing anything about Vaughn working on it. I'm not sure he even had a chance to sit down with it before he fled the project and Singer replaced him. Singer and Kinberg had a decent amount of time to work on the script and were still touching it up quite recently, so I'm nervous about how many (IF any) of Vaughn's potential contributions were left in.
The last ideas I remember hearing from Vaughn was something about the JFK assassination and "adding only one new character", both things that seem quite incongruous with the 11 year leap, let alone the DOFP storyline. If you have any links to articles with additional info I'd love to read them!