Avi Arad Spills a Few Beans on the Origins of "Magneto"

When he's not out working on his new Marvel movies, producer Avi Arad is talking about his new Marvel movies. To everyone.

Here's what Mr. Arad had to say to MTV about the upcoming "Magneto" spinoff: "Think of meeting him in [the first "X-Men" movie] as a young boy in a concentration camp. What happens to his life after the war?" (Wasn't that in the second movie?)

A.A. also confirms that the flick will also feature a young Charles Xavier, plus there are a few hints at "Brotherhood" alliances to come. (Please let it be a young Mystique.) Comic book expert David Goyer is directing and co-writing the "Magneto" origin movie, which is expected to hit theaters in '09.

Source: MTV Movies Blog

Comments

Cicatriz

Kyle Pettingill

yawn..

May 16 - 02:23 AM

TortillaSoup

Richard Fernandez

this movie is gonna be crap

May 16 - 02:40 AM

Admiral_N8

Nate L

Are they still going to do that computer generated effect where it used the old original magneto and makes him look young? I thought I remember reading that awhile ago...

May 16 - 03:37 AM

Socratores

Socratores -

Who cares....

May 16 - 03:42 AM

the-russian

Nick Danczyk

"Wasn't that in the second movie?"

No, that was the opening scene to the first movie.

May 16 - 04:22 AM

AstroZombie138

Travis G

I'd much rather see X-Men 4...

May 16 - 05:20 AM

arpeggio191

Carl Myers

weak...

they should just remake X3 and fix it. Instead of having the Pheonix be all stupid looking, have her be the big ass firey bird that Singer started to do in X2. Oh, and drop the whole "i love you" scene at the end. That seriously made me laugh. I think Cyclops could still die. I don't know anyone who wasn't ok with killing off that whiny bitch.

May 16 - 06:13 AM

skasforfags

Andy Grant

Not within the first 10 minutes.

May 16 - 07:36 AM

RexLaboro

george glass

"Instead of having the Pheonix be all stupid looking, have her be the big ass firey bird"

Priceless Irony.

May 29 - 07:00 PM

skasforfags

Andy Grant

Not within the first 10 minutes.

May 16 - 07:36 AM

FILMCZY

First Last

Uh, after "The Invisible" I would have to modify the following with quotation marks: Comic book expert David Goyer is "directing." Who keeps giving these people money to direct? They're not directors. They're pawns in movie negotiations. At least someone was smart enough to stop giving money to Michael Cimino after he directed--how many flops in a row?

May 16 - 08:02 AM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

Sometimes name recognition is enough to get a directing assignment.

May 16 - 02:21 PM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

I'd be fine if Goyer wrote the film, so long as Christopher Nolan directed it and co-wrote it.

May 18 - 05:43 PM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

Sometimes name recognition is enough to get a directing assignment.

May 16 - 02:21 PM

kylem86

Kyle Mac

[b]do it rght damnit[/b]
the only way this movie will work is if its not a flimsy comic snore and have Sir Ian narrate it and use dark tone, yes he was in love (durr) but thats not his whole deal, Magneto damn sure better get the respect he deserves as someone who faced A LOT of struggles. All I'm asking for is a true tale and not a fluff piece that once again proves that just because those CGI guys can do thigs, doesn't mean they should.

May 16 - 04:38 PM

JoshTee!

Josh Thordarson

"At least someone was smart enough to stop giving money to Michael Cimino after he directed--how many flops in a row?"

Nice obscure reference, but the answer is (arguably) four. You'd have been better off naming Uwe Boll or Bob Clark.

May 16 - 05:11 PM

Rusty Broomhandle

Jaco Gerber

Oddly, I think I have seen this movie already... only it was called Hannibal Rising. And despite what critics thought of that film, it was a rather decent way of depicting the "rise" of what would eventually become one of the greatest supervillains, and told in such a way that it actually has us rooting for him.

May 17 - 05:55 AM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

I'd be fine if Goyer wrote the film, so long as Christopher Nolan directed it and co-wrote it.

May 18 - 05:43 PM

MadmanCody

Cody Keller

actually i'm pretty stoked he's not working on the new batman movie...maybe we can expect fewer corny one-liners

May 29 - 06:21 AM

RexLaboro

george glass

"Instead of having the Pheonix be all stupid looking, have her be the big ass firey bird"

Priceless Irony.

May 29 - 07:00 PM

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