One of the many potential X-Men movies pushed into early development after X-Men 3: The Last Stand was an origins solo film for the master of magnetism, Magneto, played of course by the talented sir Ian McKellen in the X-Men trilogy.
I was always skeptical of a Magneto origins film, thinking it wouldn’t be as bankable as many projects touted, but this trailer (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.
Check out this fan-made concept trailer by YouTube user silverlightsaber after the jump.
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.
As we know, a Mangeto film would re-cast the actors we know and love from the X-Men franchise and I believe that’s the big sticking point for Fox Studios who have pushed aside X-Men Origins: Magneto for the time being to focus on the plethora of other X-related projects in development.
What do you think of this trailer and would you still like to see Magneto’s origins on the big screen?