After the original X-Men Trilogy wrapped in 2006, two spin-offs were put into development: X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Magneto. Obviously, Wolverine has come and gone but Magneto hasn’t seen the light of day. The film, which would chronicle the rise of the supervillain has taken a backseat to another property, X-Men First Class.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently spoke to the folks over at Crave, and revealed that because of First Class, there’s really no point in doing a solo Magneto movie. When asked if there was still any heat behind the film she said, “No. You know, there’s internal discussions but probably not. It kind of got incorporated into this one, a lot of it.”
She went on to say that the script covers, “Magneto history. Stuff from the Marvel/Magneto history.” It will focus on him and Charles’ budding friendship and their professional relationship that led to the creation of the Xavier Institute.
Hopefully, there will be plenty of scenes that feature Magneto prior to meeting the professor. The opening they used in 2000′s X-Men, featured a young Erik and his family being ripped apart by German soldiers and it was heartbreaking. He’s one of the few characters, whose back story plays well into real world history.
What do you think of their decision not to make a Magneto movie? Are you disappointed?