Saturday, April 28, 2007

Unnecessary spin-off alert

From syfyportal, "Hugh Jackman's Wolverine movie is likely going to be made first, but Twentieth Century Fox is already touting the director of its Magneto spinoff film as one-time "The Flash" scribe David Goyer signing on to take on the early days of the X-Men bad guy.
Sheldon Turner, the writer behind "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," will tackle the Magneto script that will focus on the beginnings of not only the magnetic baddie, but also when he first met Professor Xavier.

Variety reports that the film will show how the two became friends while Xavier, a soldier during World War II, saves him from a German concentration camp. Fans of the X-Men movies will likely remember the scene in the beginning of the first film that featured Magneto as a young boy losing his parents at a concentration camp.

It is unknown how much of a role Ian McKellen or Patrick Stewart, who play Magneto and Xavier in the X-Men trilogy respectively, will have as the story will focus on younger characters, hence younger actors.

Goyer's new film, "The Invisible," opens Friday. He's best known for creating the Blade vampire hunter character, and writing the popular "Batman Begins" for Warner Bros."


JohnnySweatpants said...

Unnecessary? Magneto is one of the greatest characters in the comic universe! Iron Man, Fantastic 4, another Batman movie - those are unnecessary. A Magneto movie is absolutely essential for our well-being.

What alarms me is that the Texas Chainsaw writer is involved. I don't want to know what this guy would do with a character based on a Holocaust survivor...

Octopunk said...

Well, based on that hint that Sheriff Hoyt drops in the TCM prequel about surviving in a Korean POW camp, I'm gonna say...just on a limb here...

Cannibalism? Lots and lots of cannibalism. And magnets. Magneto and Private X will face off against Cannibalismo, a mutant who gains memories and powers like Rogue, but he has to eat the people. Every last bit of 'em.