Via MTV, there’s supposedly a new synopsis for the proposed Magneto origins movie “X-Men Origins: Magneto” that has popped online, but after reading it, I have to say, there’s nothing overly new or very official about it. It sounds like something I could have written, except, you know, devoid of the usual grammatical and structural mistakes I’m wont make. Hey, get off my back, English classes were booooooooring. In any case, the synopsis isn’t anything you haven’t heard before, but in case you’re clueless about what the movie may be about, you can read it for yourself below.
The original X-Men film began with a prologue that showed the character as a child being led to a concentration camp by Nazis and that is the period in which the Magneto film will take place. This setup will allow a future villain to at least flirt with the designation of protagonist since the character will be seen almost exclusively in his formative years. The storyline will heavily involve Professor X, the wheelchair-using X-Men leader. That character was a soldier in the Allied force that liberated the concentration camps. The professor meets Magneto after the war and while they bond over the realization that they are alike in their special powers, their differences soon turn them into enemies.
See? I could have told you all of the above, and I can barely make my bed in the morning. Mind you, my bed can morph into a giant killing machine, but that’s another story.
Fox is expected to tackle the Magneto spin-off once they’ve finished butchering — er, I mean, working on the Wolverine spin-off. If they don’t get to work on it soon, Marvel Studios will get the rights back, and let’s face it, Marvel would be a better place to make the movie. Actually, Marvel would be a better place to make all movies based on Marvel characters. My guess is that Fox will wait to see how “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” performs at the box office before they move on a Magneto movie.
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