Summer Movie Guide 2011

‘Magneto’ Must Die so that “X-Men: First Class’ May Live

Thursday, August 26 by

Good news for people who dislike Jews, homosexuals, acclaimed British actors, and magnets. Bad news for the rest of us. X-Men Origins: Magneto probably ain’t gonna happen.

During an interview with Crave Online, Producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed that hope for a freestanding Magneto film is all but gone, and that the origin story of the character will be folded into Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: First Class.

"You know, there’s internal discussions but probably not. It kind of got incorporated into (X-Men: First Class), a lot of it.”

While the fact that Magneto’s origin will be covered by First Class might appease some, Ian McKellen fans are, as /Film put it, "shit out of luck."