Friday, August 30, 2013
It is going to be interesting to see Magneto played by both Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan in next summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. McKellan was too old for the part even in the first X-Men film, but I liked his interpretation enough that I was able to overlook that. I thought Fassbender did a great job in X-Men: First Class, and he had the physique and presence to closer emulate the character from the comics. The sequel looks to be quite different from the DOFP comic storyline, so who knows where Magneto will wind up by the end of the time-bending tale. Will Bryan Singer bring things around to reflect the comics more, or will the franchise continue to stake out it's own wonky continuity? I guess we will all find out next year.