Ian McKellen “too old” for X-Men

No more Magneto for Sir Ian McKellen. The actor says he won’t appear in a spin-off, Magneto (aka:X-Men Origins: Mageneto) because he’s too old to play the part. The project will follow in the footsteps of X-Men Origins: Wolverine which featured Hugh Jackman‘s X-Men alter-ego.

The veteran actor starred in three X-Men films as the magnetic villain but McKellen, 70, is adamant that a spin-off will not involve him; saying that he’s too old to play such a demanding part.

He told EmpireOnline, “There’s meant to be a Magneto script floating around, but I’ve not read it, so I suspect it wouldn’t involve me. I think it would be about the younger Magneto, and the most I could hope for would be to top and tail that. They can’t have someone whose face is as lined as mine any longer!”