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Goyer talks Magneto

08.24.2009

Way back when X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE still seemed like a good idea, there was another project that was thought to be in tandem with it, X-MEN ORIGINS: MAGNETO. But as one film went on to actually get made, the other fell by the wayside, for better or for worse. However, it seems MAGNETO might not be as dead as we all thought.

MTV recently spoke to screenwriter David Goyer who talked a bit about the upcoming X-projects, MAGNETO among them. "They're still thinking about doing it…They're definitely looking into doing other X-Men spinoffs…I've been in touch with them. I'm sure that project (Magneto) will move forward in the next year or so."

Of course, Marvel is also going forward with DEADPOOL, FIRST CLASS and WOLVERINE GOES TO JAPAN, so what do you think are the chances this actually sees the light of day, even with Goyer's statement? Magneto is not Wolverine, and I don't believe there's any sort of rabid fanbase clamoring for this. Presumably it would be an origin story, and therefore Ian McKellen would be nowhere to be found. I’m not opposed to a little more mutant Nazi wrecking from a young Magneto, but I definitely don’t think it warrants its own film. Do you?

Extra Tidbit: Isn't magnetism really just a more lame, less useful version of telekinesis?
Source: MTV

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4:17PM on 08/25/2009
**Sigh**

I always hate boarding the hate train but...

If you want Magneto's origin, watch the first 5 minutes of the first X-MEN movie. That's all there is. When it flashes forward its easy to understand that he and xavier tried for most of their youth to acheive the same goal and are now on different sides.

Its not worth a whole damn production when its been explain throughout the trilogy. Details dont matter, its like MLK and Malcolm X trying to figure out fighting for civil
**Sigh**

I always hate boarding the hate train but...

If you want Magneto's origin, watch the first 5 minutes of the first X-MEN movie. That's all there is. When it flashes forward its easy to understand that he and xavier tried for most of their youth to acheive the same goal and are now on different sides.

Its not worth a whole damn production when its been explain throughout the trilogy. Details dont matter, its like MLK and Malcolm X trying to figure out fighting for civil rights and eventually going their seperate ways

I know, that didnt happen, but that is essentially ALL THERE IS TO IT.

I think as long as fox has Xmen properties they need to continue with an X4 to at least TRY and redeem X3 and the entertaining disappointment that was wolverine.

Anyway, sorry for the rant.
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10:01AM on 08/25/2009

don't do it

You know Fox will contradict everything done in X-Men... Magneto will not be jewish in the spin-off, there will be no Nazis... it will be that he was an abused orphan who was sent from family to family
You know Fox will contradict everything done in X-Men... Magneto will not be jewish in the spin-off, there will be no Nazis... it will be that he was an abused orphan who was sent from family to family
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6:20AM on 08/25/2009
Well if this movie is made out to be very dark and scary it could be a great movie. Just have a look at the start of xmen 1 and make the movie like that
Well if this movie is made out to be very dark and scary it could be a great movie. Just have a look at the start of xmen 1 and make the movie like that
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2:01AM on 08/25/2009

Lame?

Magnestism lame? Magneto is one of the most powerful villians in the Marvel universe. Remember he could control the Earths magnetic field. But it doesn't matter if Fox is going to make this movie. Knowing them, Magneto would get his powers from eating a magnet, and it would dissolve into his blood stream, giving him the powers. He would also fight Xavier in this movie, who would be a Jew hater.
Magnestism lame? Magneto is one of the most powerful villians in the Marvel universe. Remember he could control the Earths magnetic field. But it doesn't matter if Fox is going to make this movie. Knowing them, Magneto would get his powers from eating a magnet, and it would dissolve into his blood stream, giving him the powers. He would also fight Xavier in this movie, who would be a Jew hater.
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9:00PM on 08/24/2009

Would Be Good If Done Right

A Magneto origin story would be interesting if done the right way. I think Goyer can pull it off.
A Magneto origin story would be interesting if done the right way. I think Goyer can pull it off.
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6:31PM on 08/24/2009
Fox has to keep making X-Men movies or else they lose the license and Marvel will be free to make them on their own (just like Sony with Spiderman). so, expect to see every bad incarnation of X-Men hit the screen until the franchise ceases to be profitable, than they'll relinquish the rights back to Marvel.
Fox has to keep making X-Men movies or else they lose the license and Marvel will be free to make them on their own (just like Sony with Spiderman). so, expect to see every bad incarnation of X-Men hit the screen until the franchise ceases to be profitable, than they'll relinquish the rights back to Marvel.
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6:30PM on 08/24/2009

Wolverine Goes To Japan

I so hope that is the title of the next Wolverine flick, not because it is good but because it is hilarious. Can you imagine the trailers ending with that title? It sounds like the title of a children's book, which makes it funnier in a twisted way. A kid's movie starring Wolverine? Hey, Fox already dumbed it down for preteens, why not take it further? (I should probably not give them any ideas.)
I so hope that is the title of the next Wolverine flick, not because it is good but because it is hilarious. Can you imagine the trailers ending with that title? It sounds like the title of a children's book, which makes it funnier in a twisted way. A kid's movie starring Wolverine? Hey, Fox already dumbed it down for preteens, why not take it further? (I should probably not give them any ideas.)
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6:25PM on 08/24/2009
I have a feeling if this ever actually gets made it will be around on par with the hanibal prequel in quality, and that is because fox is the production company, in the hands of another studio this could be a blockbuster but if made, fox will f*ck it up
I have a feeling if this ever actually gets made it will be around on par with the hanibal prequel in quality, and that is because fox is the production company, in the hands of another studio this could be a blockbuster but if made, fox will f*ck it up
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6:21PM on 08/24/2009

Magnetism rules

Telekinesis over magnetism? HELL TO THE NO.
Telekinetics are always straining like they are gonna shit their pants when they try to move big heavy (metal) things.....at least the real ones are anyway.
Telekinesis over magnetism? HELL TO THE NO.
Telekinetics are always straining like they are gonna shit their pants when they try to move big heavy (metal) things.....at least the real ones are anyway.
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5:39PM on 08/24/2009
David Goyer strength lies in writing, NOT directing. If he really moves on to direct this thing it will be a disaster. However, if assigned to a good director, a Magneto movie could possibly be pulled off.
David Goyer strength lies in writing, NOT directing. If he really moves on to direct this thing it will be a disaster. However, if assigned to a good director, a Magneto movie could possibly be pulled off.
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6:25PM on 08/24/2009
If his strength lies in writing, then maybe he needs to find a new career, because he is generally an awful writer as well. Of course, he has proven to be a worse director, so that is saying a lot.

The only thing Goyer is doing that interests me in any way is the television series FlashForward. Hopefully he works better on television than on most of his movie scripts.
If his strength lies in writing, then maybe he needs to find a new career, because he is generally an awful writer as well. Of course, he has proven to be a worse director, so that is saying a lot.

The only thing Goyer is doing that interests me in any way is the television series FlashForward. Hopefully he works better on television than on most of his movie scripts.
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5:22PM on 08/24/2009
i dont care for or against a magneto movie.
but god, goyer tries so hard to write fanboy cool its groan inducing eye-roll worthy.

and no. magneto. in. underwear. poster.
i dont care for or against a magneto movie.
but god, goyer tries so hard to write fanboy cool its groan inducing eye-roll worthy.

and no. magneto. in. underwear. poster.
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4:34PM on 08/24/2009

Agreed Rasporange

... Goyer should just stop directing movies altogether.
... Goyer should just stop directing movies altogether.
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4:23PM on 08/24/2009

Magneto is actually the greatest Marvel villain...

Say what you will about his powers, but if you actually read comics dealing with Magneto, you'll realize he's easily the greatest Marvel villain. He has such a rich story, and is a very dark and tragic figure. I think a movie would be much better than Wolverine, if they ditched David Goyer and actually hired talent.
Say what you will about his powers, but if you actually read comics dealing with Magneto, you'll realize he's easily the greatest Marvel villain. He has such a rich story, and is a very dark and tragic figure. I think a movie would be much better than Wolverine, if they ditched David Goyer and actually hired talent.
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4:23PM on 08/24/2009
If they market this as a summer blockbuster than the holocaust sequences will probably be not so violent and will primarily focus on Charlies and Eric's relationship. I would love a film of Magento's origins just not done by FOX or Goyer.
If they market this as a summer blockbuster than the holocaust sequences will probably be not so violent and will primarily focus on Charlies and Eric's relationship. I would love a film of Magento's origins just not done by FOX or Goyer.
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3:49PM on 08/24/2009
Razzie awards will rule if this Magneto movie gets made.
Razzie awards will rule if this Magneto movie gets made.
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3:34PM on 08/24/2009

Never gonna happen

God, I hope they never make a Magneto origins movie. I love the character, but I have absolutely no interest in seeing a movie about his messed up childhood during the Holocaust; doesn't really scream summer-blockbuster to me.
God, I hope they never make a Magneto origins movie. I love the character, but I have absolutely no interest in seeing a movie about his messed up childhood during the Holocaust; doesn't really scream summer-blockbuster to me.
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3:05PM on 08/24/2009

Whatever happens...

...keep Goyer far, far away from this. It has the potential to be interesting, but he would for sure make it suck. The Unborn, Blade Trinity, and at least the dialogue in Batman Begins are all terrible.
...keep Goyer far, far away from this. It has the potential to be interesting, but he would for sure make it suck. The Unborn, Blade Trinity, and at least the dialogue in Batman Begins are all terrible.
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