Of all the possible X-Men-related movies that FOX is currently looking at right now, from Ryan Reynolds in a “Deadpool” spin-off movie, an “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” sequel that would take Wolvie to Japan, and a “X-Men: First Class” (aka “X-Men: 90210”) movie, a “Magneto” origins story is definitely not very high on my list of priorities right now, and I’m pretty sure it’s not on a whole lot of people’s priority list, either. If all else fails, maybe the Master of Magnetism will finally get his own movie, but I wouldn’t hold my breath, kids.
Why? Because a movie about an old guy who can control metal with his mind (and that will definitely have to tackle the uber depressing subject of the Holocaust) isn’t going to sell nearly as many tickets as an “X-Men: First Class” movie about a bunch of superpowered kids getting into superpowered mischief. That’s just the cold hard truth.
But hey, what do I know. David Goyer, who has been attached to writing and directing an “X-Men Origins: Magneto” movie since the possible spin-off was even a glimmer in FOX’s eye, seems hopeful that the film will get made. Eventually. Goyer tells MTV that the studio is still considering the movie, and he hasn’t heard otherwise. Which means there is hope the film will get made, though as I mentioned above. A slim hope, anyway.
Right now, the priority for FOX is probably to get a “Wolverine” sequel off the ground, and then tackle “X-Men: First Class”. At this point, I’m not sure if FOX will ever get a “Deadpool” movie made, especially with Reynolds having signed up to play DC’s “Green Lantern”, which is already set to shoot sometime next year. “Green Lantern” is just that far ahead on the production line. Heck, “Deadpool” doesn’t even have a script yet! With “Green Lantern” being the time-consuming franchise that it is, I just don’t see Reynolds having any time to don the bright red suit and mouth off in a “Deadpool” movie.
But hey, I’m probably wrong. In which case, pretend I didn’t type any of the above.