I have to admit, I am a huge superhero fan, and so I got a little bit excited when I saw that the studios were pushing ahead with a movie for Magneto, one of my favorite super powered characters. I would say superhero or super villain, but Magneto really walks that fine line if you look at his overall comic characterization.
The movie, which will start production after they are done with that Wolverine flick, will be directed by David Goyer. Goyer has directed nothing worth mentioning, but he has written and been an executive producer of some great content like Ghost Rider, and Batman Begins.
The saddest moment for me was the realization that Ian McKellen as the lead role. They plot will revolve around Magneto as a boy, in Auschwitz and dealing with the self-discovery of being a mutant and deciding how to apply those new found gifts.
While we will all know the ending, thanks to the X-Men series of films and all the comic book and cartoon lore, I think it will still be a really fun experience to watch. I just hope they have a scene similar to the one in X-Men: The Last Stand, where with a simple wave of his hand he throws some SUV’s and squishes others. That scene got my adrenaline pumping. Is it wrong to cheer for the bad guy?
Check out Variety and FirstShowing.net for more details.