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The Magneto Spin-Off is On - David Goyer Directing!

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April 26, 2007
Source: Variety

MagnetoIt's confirmed, a Magneto spin-off (in addition to the Wolverine spin-off already talked about) is under development, and they've already got a director - David Goyer! The only catch is that it won't be our favorite white wizard Ian McKellen playing Magneto, but that's only because the story isn't going to be set around the current X-Men films' timeframe, instead it will be set around his young years and his origin. The script has already been written by Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) and Fox will start up production after Wolverine.

The director, David Goyer, has previously directed Blade: Trinity and The Invisible which opens in theaters tomorrow. Although Blade: Trinity was terrible, I'm interested to see The Invisible and I suggest if you want a taste of what his style is and how it might play into Magneto, I suggest you go catch The Invisible this weekend as well.

The film will be an origin story that was mentioned in the first X-Men film regarding Magneto coming to grips with his mutant ability to manipulate metal objects as he and his parents try to survive in Auschwitz; the first scene in the first X-Men film featured this when he was a young kid. Continuing on, Magneto meets Professor Xavier when Xavier is a soldier liberating the concentration camp. After that, Magneto begins to hone his powers by hunting down and killing Nazi war criminals that tortured him, and his lust for vengeance turns Xavier and Magneto into enemies. Both characters in the spin-off will be played by actors in their 20s.

Disregarding Goyer's Blade: Trinity, the story for this sounds pretty damn exciting and I'm very interested now. Despite it won't be McKellen, who in my mind was the perfect Magneto, I'm confident they'll find someone comparable. I leave you with one more Magneto image from the Ultimate comics universe.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments

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[...] That was until I stumbled onto this…. [...]

Magneto gets a director « Entertainment Musings on Apr 26, 2007

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[...] FirstShowing.net reports that a Magneto spin-off (in addition to the Wolverine spin-off already talked about) is under development, and they’ve already got a director - David Goyer! The only catch is that it won’t be our favorite white wizard Ian McKellen playing Magneto, but that’s only because the story isn’t going to be set around the current X-Men films' timeframe, instead it will be set around his young years and his origin. [...]

The Film Box » No McKellen for Magneto Spinoff on Apr 27, 2007

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[...] It’s confirmed, a Magneto spin-off (in addition to the Wolverine spin-off already talked about) is under development, and they’ve already got a director - David Goyer! The only catch is that it won’t be our favorite white wizard Ian McKellen playing Magneto, but that’s only because the story isn’t going to be set around the current X-Men films' timeframe, instead it will be set around his young years and his origin. The script has already been written by Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) and Fox will start up production after Wolverine. [...]

The Magneto Spin-Off Is On | sqwable on Apr 27, 2007

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uhhh. I enjoyed Blade: Trinity. You suck.

JD on Apr 27, 2007

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[...] Check out Variety and FirstShowing.net for more details. April 27, 2007 Posted by David as Comic Book at 1:58 pm [...]

Magneto’s Own Film - Movie Reviews Blog on Apr 27, 2007

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I enjoyed Blade: Trinity as well. I agree with JD: You suck.

cateemay on Apr 27, 2007

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Nice!

JD on Apr 28, 2007

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fuck all this shit its not gonna be out for another 3 years at least happy waiitng, suckas! blade trinity? horrid shit

digga on Oct 20, 2007

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[...] that always comes to mind is X-Men Origins: Magneto, the spin-off about Eric Lensherr that was once receiving as much attention as Wolverine, before that went into production. So what’s the latest on that [...]

FirstShowing.net Daily Update « Hypeplug.com on Apr 23, 2009

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