Revised ‘Magneto’ Plot Revealed
Production Weekly printed a revised plot synopsis for David Goyer’s X-Men Origins: Magneto film. Goyer is slated to write and direct the project for 20th Century Fox.
“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 realization that they are alike in their special powers, their differences soon turn them into enemies.”
While Sir Ian McKellen has indicated a desire to participate in the film, the light has yet to go green so there’s no casting, production or release date as yet. While the plot involves Xavier, there’s been no word either about Patrick Stewart’s participation.
McKellen and Stewart, though, will reunite in March for a British production of Waiting for Godot.