X-Men: First Class has been rumored to be having a troubled production for a while now, including a rumor that the film was being shot by 2nd unit directors so the real director Matthew Vaughn could take the time to edit. This is mostly due to the rush by 20th Century Fox to get the movie to production, presumably because they’re eager to begin work on the prequel X-Men Babies.
“Poor (director) Matthew Vaughn is going to have to edit it in three days,” Jones joked. “That’s been a blast. We’ve all had so much fun making that movie. I think it was unrealistic for them to think they were going to make such a huge movie in whatever we had — two months or something. So of course we went over (schedule). I think I have a couple more days to shoot… We’re almost done. The fact we’ve had to push the wrap date but they haven’t moved the release date is really interesting to me. I guess they must know what they’re doing. I have a lot of faith in Matthew as a director and an editor; I think his movies are great. And I think they’ve been cutting as we’ve been going. We should be fine.”