Ian McKellen was a special guest at an all-night screening of the X-Men trilogy at London’s BFI Imax cinema this weekend and spoke to the BBC about the trilogy and the Magneto spin-off.
On the X-trilogy
“I think it’s a very good series,” he told the BBC News website, “Marvel told me that this is their favourite because it has a social purpose and the strongest demographic are young blacks, Jews and gays who respond to the idea that society does treat some adults as mutants and that was what initially appealed to me about the story.”
“There is a script knocking around for a spin-off, but it will be a younger Magneto, so if I were involved it would just be topping and tailing the story.”
I think having Ian McKellen narrate or appear in ‘flash forwards’ would be the best option. It would keep the continuity and having Ian McKellen in any film isn’t exactly a bad thing.
We haven’t had an update on the spin-off in a while. It is assumed David Goyer is still on-board to direct and they may be seeing how Wolverine goes before it gets the greenlight.
In other Magneto news, a new script has found its way online and you can read a review of it here.