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.

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By ComicBookMovie - 11/7/2008
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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Triptheorist - 11/7/2008, 6:22 PM
Who's your pick to play young Magneto? Off the top of my head I would have to go with British actor Tom Hardy. He's played a young clone of Captain Picard in Star Trek Nemesis, and recently played Handsome Bob in Guy Ritchie's Rocknrolla. Unless, of course, they want him for a young professor X.
GUNSMITH - 11/7/2008, 7:56 PM
JOAQUIN PHOENIX SHOULD PLAY YOUNG MAGNETO...HES GOT THE CHOPS TO PLAY A VERY POWERFUL PERFORMANCE, MAGNETO WENT THROUGH SOME HORRID JUNK THAT MADE HIM THE WAY HE BECAME, PHOENIX CAN HARNESS THAT ENIGMA AND MAKE IT LOOK COOL.
TheSoulEater - 11/7/2008, 10:01 PM
James Macavoy
SGA - 11/9/2008, 12:04 AM
Sorry gunsmith, Joaquin Phoenix is retired. He just recently said in an interview last week that he's given up acting for a music career.
Shaman - 11/10/2008, 8:22 AM
Phoenix, Howard... Who's next on the good actors list that are quitting to suck in the music industry... Sean Connery???

Since they deleted my previous post...

Any of you guys think that goyer'll pull another Blade3 on this one? In my opinion he should stick to what he does best which is writing!!!

Man i feel like i'm in the twilight zone all of a sudden. I'm gonna quit my day-job too and go sell my body now, see you guys on the street side!
rockstar728 - 11/10/2008, 1:40 PM
Ralph Fiennes!
Shaman - 11/10/2008, 3:09 PM
Will Ferrel
PaPiTai - 11/12/2008, 9:14 AM
Magneto could be anyone, as long as it's a good actor. Remember that most comics show Magneto as a powerful and physically strong character, while most people go back to the Magneto of the X-men movies, old and frail. Sorry, we’re talking young Magneto, therefore, bring on some new blood, that can kick some ass.
Comedian - 11/12/2008, 9:15 AM
will ferrel
Shaman - 11/12/2008, 9:30 AM
LMFAO!!!
CrimsonCrisis - 11/20/2008, 6:29 PM
this movie sounds like it will suck. i bet they dont even hint that he has kids.

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