David Goyer Signs on to Direct Magneto

We’ve been hearing for a while now that there would be two spin-offs from the X-Men franchise before we see a fourth group X-Men installment (if it happens at all). Last month there were unconfirmed reports that X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner would be helming a Wolverine movie, and now this month we have an official announcement regarding a Magneto prequel. It seems that after being released from The Flash feature film project, David Goyer is making up for lost time, and he has now been named director of Magneto in addition to the handful of other projects he has on the go.

The story will take place during World War II, with a young boy learning to use his magnetic mutant abilities as he and his parents try to survive at Auschwitz concentration camp. Magneto comes into contact with Professor Xavier here as a soldier trying to liberate the prisoners. It has been said that the movie will probably not feature much involvement from Ian McKellan or Patrick Stewart since the story will rely on unnamed actors in their 20’s to play the younger counterparts (what, no fancy make up job like in X-Men: The Last Stand?). Goyer will direct from a script by Sheldon Turner (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Longest Yard). I know Goyer’s name puts a lot of fanboys at ease, but I still say he’s got a spotty track record, particularly when behind the camera. I’m not expecting much from this film.

  • Jeff

    I agree, this film sounds absolutely terrible.

  • I’m with you guys. It’s not looking all that great at the moment.

  • Henrik

    With such an awesome screenwriter (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning was such a fucking good movie, and scary as hell) and the guy behind Batman Begins I think this is going to be one of the best comic book movies ever made. I think these guys could really bring an edgy feel to Magneto as he is growing up in a world of pain and suffering, and we are going to feel the anguish of him coming to terms with his powers, at first being reluctant to use them, but in the end his sorroundings make him so desensitized to humanity, that he will abuse his power and turn in to the supervillain that we all love to hate.

    This movie is going to be fucking shit.