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Goyer does Magneto

04.26.2007

David Goyer Comic book adaptation go-to writer/director David Goyer has signed on to bring yet another comic character to the big screen - Magneto. He'll be directing the X-MEN spin-off film of the metal-controlling mutant and will develop the script written by Sheldon Turner. The film will of course be an origin story showing Magneto honing his skills manipulating metal by brutally mutilating Nazis. That is, of course, until he meets another powerfully psychic mutant by the name of Charles Xavier who tries to put an end to his Nazi-killing fun by yammering on about "killing won't erase the hurt…" or some such nonsense. Needless to say, Magneto isn't about to let anyone deprive him of the exhilarating high of torturing Nazi bastards and it's in that conflict that the action-packed fighting ensues. Unfortunately for all you Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart fans, Magneto and Xavier will be portrayed by beefy 20-something man-candies so the veteran actors' participation, if any, will be limited at best.

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Extra Tidbit: Magneto first appeared in X-Men #1 way back in Sept. 1963.
Source: Variety

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4:22PM on 04/28/2007
This could be cool. Check out the fat broad in the background.
This could be cool. Check out the fat broad in the background.
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11:56AM on 04/28/2007
i have to agree with Big Bro...not that this movie will fail, but that there is nothing iconic about magneto.
i have to agree with Big Bro...not that this movie will fail, but that there is nothing iconic about magneto.
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12:07PM on 04/27/2007

I can see this becoming...

...a great franchise. it'll be the beginning of the xmen. surrounding eachother with true friendship and then...it all goes to hell. precious!!!
...a great franchise. it'll be the beginning of the xmen. surrounding eachother with true friendship and then...it all goes to hell. precious!!!
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10:46AM on 04/27/2007
Sorry but there is nothing iconic about Magneto. Most of the public has no reference other than the Xmen movies. This will be a failure both artistically and commercially.
Sorry but there is nothing iconic about Magneto. Most of the public has no reference other than the Xmen movies. This will be a failure both artistically and commercially.
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7:41AM on 04/27/2007
Ian McKellen IS Magneto, they have to use him somehow. This could be a really cool movie, especially if they have him killing a bunch of Nazis in exceptionally cool ways when he escapes the concentration camp.

I really think they just need a young kid (like the one who played young Magneto in the first X-Men movie) to play Magneto then just fast-forward to a part where they can use the "young-ifying" thing on Ian McKellen.
Ian McKellen IS Magneto, they have to use him somehow. This could be a really cool movie, especially if they have him killing a bunch of Nazis in exceptionally cool ways when he escapes the concentration camp.

I really think they just need a young kid (like the one who played young Magneto in the first X-Men movie) to play Magneto then just fast-forward to a part where they can use the "young-ifying" thing on Ian McKellen.
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5:37AM on 04/27/2007

noooo

Cant see this being any good...feels like a made for tv series that will suck with crap effects and no name 'stars'. Sorry but x-men should remain x-men. Wolvie may work only because he has a long running standalone comic. Magneto...nope.
Cant see this being any good...feels like a made for tv series that will suck with crap effects and no name 'stars'. Sorry but x-men should remain x-men. Wolvie may work only because he has a long running standalone comic. Magneto...nope.
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3:26AM on 04/27/2007
im glad they're not using ian as a yuonger magneto....that bullshit they used in x-3 to "youngify" magneto and prof. x sucked balls. it looked like they spent several ours in tanning beds...it just....it looked awful...
im glad they're not using ian as a yuonger magneto....that bullshit they used in x-3 to "youngify" magneto and prof. x sucked balls. it looked like they spent several ours in tanning beds...it just....it looked awful...
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1:35AM on 04/27/2007
This could be cool, Goyer isn't the worst choice, I hope they involve Magneto's 2 children, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, I always really liked Quicksilver for some reason.
This could be cool, Goyer isn't the worst choice, I hope they involve Magneto's 2 children, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, I always really liked Quicksilver for some reason.
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12:11AM on 04/27/2007
They're going to use younger actors after all?...that's probably for the best. Although, I do remember reading an interview with Ian Mckellen where he said that he'd be playing young magneto, with the help of that "young-ifying" technology stuff that they used in X3.....
They're going to use younger actors after all?...that's probably for the best. Although, I do remember reading an interview with Ian Mckellen where he said that he'd be playing young magneto, with the help of that "young-ifying" technology stuff that they used in X3.....
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