Official Magneto Prequel Synopsis

Official Magneto Prequel Synopsis

The synopsis for X-Men Origins: Magneto has appeared in Production Weekly. It gives a backstory of the youthfull metal-controlling mutant, who was portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen in the X-Men movies.

The Magneto movie, currently under development, will be directed by David Goyer, who wrote the screenplay which was leaked earlier this year. Goyer is a busy man these days, but he says he will get around to this film project after The Invisible Man.

McKellen is listed as a cast member for the movie, but will not be headlining as the star will need to be much younger, but he is expected to 'book-end' the movie with narrative and perhaps a cameo appearance.

Here is the official synopsis for the movie, as listed by subscription trade mag Production Weekly...

"The original X-Men film began with a prologue that showed the character as a child being led to a concentration camp by Nazis and that is the period in which the Magneto film will take place. This setup will allow a future villain to at least flirt with the designation of protagonist since the character will be seen almost exclusively in his formative years."

"The storyline will heavily involve Professor X, the wheelchair-using X-Men leader. That character was a soldier in the allied force that liberated the concentration camps. The professor meets Magneto after the war and while they bond over the realisation that they are alike in their special powers, their differences soon turn them into enemies."

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