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We already know that we are going to get some backstory on Magneto in the upcoming X-Men spin-off, Magneto, but Avi Arad admits that the film will offer so much more.
Avi Arad Talks Magneto
During a recent interview with MTV, Avi Arad claims that he loves what is to come with Magneto and gives us a small example why:
“Think of meeting him in [the first “X-Men” movie] as a young boy in a concentration camp. What happens to his life after the war?” he teased of the film’s plot. Arad quickly answered his own question, telling MTV News that the flick will follow Magneto discovering “if [his powers are] real or not and the whole journey of [his] survival as a young man.”
Given Magneto is already the head of the militant mutant organization known as The Brotherhood in the first film, will the prequel detail the steps he takes to form that alliance, perhaps highlighting such mutants as Sabertooth and Rebecca Romijn’s Mystique? “[Some] amazing surprises that happen in his life [are in store],” Arad coyly answered.
Avi Arad is now in the process of finding somebody to play young Magneto. He hopes that the casting will be as perfect as Robert Downey Jr. for Tony Stark/Iron Man.