I thought the Magneto movie was dead. We haven’t heard anything about it in a long while, and director David Goyer is busy working on other movies. However, we now have a development which comes from Latino Review:
While on a visit today to the creature effects shop for Hellboy II: The Golden Army I noticed some pictures that were lying around for other movies like Land of the Lost and of course, Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
But I also noticed a photograph of a young looking Beast leaping through the air. Not a drawing, although it could have been computer generated, but an actual photo.
“This is young Beast from the prequel they’re gonna be doing. Magneto.”
“Oh, ok.” I replied, trying to act calm before my head exploded from seeing this picture. “So Beast is in Magneto, huh?”
The picture showed a younger guy in the Beast getup leaping down. He was in the full blue costume with his long tail and you couldn’t mistake him for anything other than Beast. The picture also had ‘Magneto’ written in the upper corner. Like I said, I was only able to see it for a few seconds, but it did not look like a computer rendered picture, it looked like an actor in full makeup. Nevertheless, Beast IS in the movie.
This is certainly interesting. However, since when did Beast have a tail? It could be Night crawler, as they are both blue and sometimes people get confused. It seems FOX are making use of the X-Men characters that they have rights to. We have Gambit, Blob and a whole truck loads of characters in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so I don’t see why Magneto cant get his fair share of X-Men characters. Plus Beast is a great character.