X-Men Origins: Magneto first got the green light last April and at one point was scheduled to begin filming in January, however the writers strike got in the way and there haven’t been any developments this year at all…that we know of anyway.
IGN caught up with The Dark Knight writer David Goyer at Comic-Con, who wrote the screenplay and has been attached to direct Magneto for a while.
“Magneto seems to be a movie that Fox still wants to make. They called me about it a couple of weeks ago, and I’m still working on Unborn through November, and so we said, when I finish Unborn, we’ll talk, and maybe we’ll get that going next year.”
Fox may be aiming to get Magneto out in 2010, as X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be out next May. Ian McKellen recently said he would be interested in returning for ‘topping and tailing the story’ as the script requires a younger Magneto who is coming to grips with his metal manipulating powers as he and his parents try to survive in Auschwitz. He then meets Professor Xavier and starts hunting down and killing Nazi war criminals.
Sounds good to me.