Marvel fans can still hold onto hope for an X-Men Origins: Magneto installment despite delays.
“We have a script on Magneto which is actually sort of Magneto and Charles Xavier,” producer Lauren Shuler Donner told Empire magazine. “It’s Erik and Charles in their early, early years.”
Donner goes on to shed some light on the delays in the project saying, “I think first we wanted to make Wolverine, and then David [Goyer, the attached director] took another film, and there wasn’t a lot of time. But I’d like to make [the Magneto movie]—we’ll have to see.”
Production Weekly is already running a synopsis for the film, suggesting that Xavier “was a soldier in the allied force that liberated the concentration camps” where Magneto interred at the start of X-Men.
“The professor meets Magneto after the war and while they bond over the realization that they are alike in their special powers, their differences soon turn them into enemies.”
The film was originally slated for 2009, but there is no word yet on when Fox will start production on the project.