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Matthew Vaughn Leaves X-Men 3

Ain't It Cool News says director Matthew Vaughn has left "X-Men 3."

According to Ain't It Cool News, personal issues forced Vaughn to leave the production. Coming Soon suggests that the distance between Vaughn's home in London and the "X-Men 3" set in Vancouver would have forced Vaughn to uproot his family.

Regardless, Vaughn has left and now "X-Men 3" needs a director. Avi Arad, chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios, tells Ain't It Cool News that a replacement will be announced in the next few days. Arad says the schedule for "X-Men 3" has not been altered and the film is still slated for a May 2006 release.

Vaughn's departure marks the second directorial shake-up for "X-Men 3." Last year, "X-Men" director Bryan Singer ditched the franchise to helm the next Superman film.

For more "X-Men" news visit our "X-Men" spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on June 1, 2005 11:01 AM
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