Hi all, it's good to be back on Nightscrawlers.
Magneto Movie news, which I find it necessary to post about because some hysterical nutballs won't stop screaming about how terrible this is. We've got people posting on websites and message boards that if the movie isn't done the way THEY want it done, it's going to be terrible. We've got people screaming hysterically about bogus movie plots, and even after they've been informed literally a 100 times that the sample plot is bogus, they continue to scream.
What is most annoying is, some of these cracker-jacks are howling about the Magneto movie because -- get this -- it isn't going to be like the comic books. Uh, earth to fan-nuts -- it's a movie, it's the X-MEN movieverse -- it isn't the same as the comic books. We in fact have been remarkably lucky how well the original X-MEN film preserved Claremont's vision of the X-Men and especially our beloved Magneto. But any Magneto movie will be about the Magneto who appears in the movies, not the comics. I was amazed to read plans by even (preveiously at least) rational fans saying they were going to send X-Men comics to David Goyer. Geez, people, calm the heck down!
Now, we've gotten an update about the movie, from one of the co-producers Lauren Shuler Donner, and the screaming hysteria has started again, based on -- a total misreading of the brief synopsis.
Reading comprehension can be our friend.
But don't let a lack of reading skills get in the way of obsessive ranting about the Magneto movie, repeating the same objections that were spewed forth for the last two years, no matter what the source of the Magneto-movie-news is. Or how many times people try to point out the facts.
Here is the article from Empire Online:
[quote]X-Men Origins: Wolverine may be just a few months away from slashing its way into cinemas, but itâ€™s taken a while for concrete developments to take place on the other X-Men prequel, X-Men Origins: Magneto, which was announced around the same time as the Hugh Jackman starrer.
However, we spoke to its producer, the doyenne of the X-films, Lauren Shuler Donner, recently, and she confirmed that itâ€™s still in the works. â€œI think first we wanted to make Wolverine, and then David [Goyer, the attached director] took another film, and there wasnâ€™t a lot of time,â€