Last month, producer Lauren Shuler Donner said that the David Goyer-penned script for "X-Men Origins: Magneto" was "brilliant," but the chances of the movie actually making it to theaters are slim. Certainly, it's on the lowest rung of an "X-Men" ladder that already consists of a "Wolverine" sequel, a "Deadpool" solo movie and "X-Men: First Class."
David Goyer, who reworked Sheldon Turner's screenplay for the film and is set to direct, has spoken about the project to MTV News and echoes Donner's views.
"I tend to agree with her," he said. "[Fox is] still trying to figure out what they want to do, whether or not they'll do a different 'X-Men' movie next or another 'Wolverine' movie next. If they want to make 'Magneto,' that's awesome.
"In the meantime, I'm just going to move on with my other projects."
These other projects include a wealth of work, including: "Ghost Rider 2," a potential third "Batman" movie and his newly created show on ABC, "FlashForward."
He added: "Even taking 'FlashForward' aside, I'm booked up for another year and a half. I have no complaints."
I was always skeptical of a Magneto origins film, thinking it wouldn’t be as bankable as many projects touted, but a fan-made trailer on YouTube (using "X-Men" trilogy scenes and "Star Trek" music) does make it seem pretty epic. That being said, a lot of that awesomeness comes from the music.
The only issue here is that it presents Magneto when he’s older and we know the origin film would have to be about him when he’s young, learning his powers, defining his beliefs, working with professor X to start the school, build cerebro, etc. This is a story I hope and think will be explored as part of "X-Men: First Class" and would work perfect having Magneto working alongside Professor X as a teacher before they separate paths. Not too mention how well that would tie into the Bryan Singer’s first "X-Men" movie.
What do you think of this trailer and would you still like to see Magneto’s origins on the big screen?
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Sources: The Geek Files, Screen Rant, MTV News