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McKellan: 'I'm too old for X-Men'

Post by God Of The Storm on Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:15 pm

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Sir Ian McKellan has disappointed X-Men fans by insisting he won't appear in a spin-off sequel based on his character Magneto.

The veteran actor starred in three X-Men films as the magnetic villain and movie bosses are said to be planning a new movie to reveal the character's beginnings.

The project will follow in the footsteps of X-Men Origins: Wolverine which featured Hugh Jackman's X-Men alter-ego.

But McKellan, 70, is adamant a spin-off featuring Magneto will not involve him - he's too old to play such a demanding part.

He tells 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!"
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Post by The Weather God on Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:31 am

He is too old to play a Magneto origin and I never expected him to do such a thing. I thought him making a small appearance like Xavier did in Wolverine would be nice tho...
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Re: McKellan: 'I'm too old for X-Men'

Post by God Of The Storm on Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:55 am

The Weather God wrote:He is too old to play a Magneto origin and I never expected him to do such a thing. I thought him making a small appearance like Xavier did in Wolverine would be nice tho...

Why can't they just use that thing they did in last stand?
he looked youngish there.
Just find a young actor for the first part and let him do the rest. Question Question
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Post by hwoarang1986 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:30 pm

i agree.. we NEED HIM to take maybe a lil part of the movie..
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Post by God Of The Storm on Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:24 pm

hwoarang1986 wrote:i agree.. we NEED HIM to take maybe a lil part of the movie..

Or give me another role...The father perhaps?!
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Post by RLAAMJR. on Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:59 am

i really don't like the concept of the x-men that some of them has to be that old and very young. I mean, come on! Prof X and Magneto doesn't look that old in comics.
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Post by God Of The Storm on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:53 pm

RLAAMJR. wrote:i really don't like the concept of the x-men that some of them has to be that old and very young. I mean, come on! Prof X and Magneto doesn't look that old in comics.

But the BIG difference between comics and real life is that people age. Ian knows that it can be demanding to play a whole SOLO movie. So I do believe he made the right choice.
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Post by RLAAMJR. on Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:46 am

well, why do they have to include the present (old) Magneto on the origins when they can just focus on Magneto's past and mastering his powers? I don't think Ian needs to be part of the film.
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Re: McKellan: 'I'm too old for X-Men'

Post by hwoarang1986 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:25 pm

well if the do his origin... magneto should or could be played by a way younger and healthier guy Very Happy maybe ehr... Ryan Reynolds.. uppsi.. he already did deadpool and will be green lantern...^^ so.. maybe someone else.. ehr... I donno
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Post by RLAAMJR. on Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:33 am

I wonder who would fit well as an adult Magneto
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Post by hwoarang1986 on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:09 pm

he should look strong... you can DO grey hair easy, so just find someone badd-ass enough^^
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Post by God Of The Storm on Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:12 pm

hwoarang1986 wrote:he should look strong... you can DO grey hair easy, so just find someone badd-ass enough^^

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Re: McKellan: 'I'm too old for X-Men'

Post by RLAAMJR. on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:05 am

Mckellen is too old for the role
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Post by God Of The Storm on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:29 pm

RLAAMJR. wrote:Mckellen is too old for the role
Well its not like Magneto is drawn as a young man in his prime in comics.
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Post by RLAAMJR. on Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:11 am

he really is
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