April 15, 2014
Michael Fassbender Game For MAGNETO Movie, Acknowledges David Goyer's Old Script
Once upon a time, there was a Magneto origin film being developed at Fox. They asked David S. Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins, Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman) to write a script for the spin-off and was loosely attached to direct. The film would start-off during the Holocaust and eventually see Magneto hunting down Nazis. This was eventually given the axe, and the script was shelved with elements being used in X-Men: First Class. At the time the studio was afraid the tone in Goyer's script was too dark for an X-Men film.
While speaking with Yahoo!, Michael Fassbender mentioned a desire to get his own movie as Magneto. Stating it "will happen" and "should happen". He went as far as to acknowledge the Goyer script. Considering "talk" of Gambit and Mystique movies, it's not hard to imagine Fox resurrecting the old Magneto solo flick.
“I would be interested [in a Magneto spin-off] sure,” says the Irishman, “Apparently there was a script floating around, but I haven’t read it."
Last we heard from Goyer concerning Magneto was back in 2009, he still seemed positive about the project getting made. Even though, First Class was being fast-tracked at the time.