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Off My Mind: X-Men First Class—Magneto Turns Evil

We know the story in the comics, what makes Magneto and Professor X part ways in the movie?

X-Men: First Class is a movie full of mystery. We all know the story of the X-Men. We know how Professor X and Magneto shared the same ideals and were close friends. Eventually they parted ways and became rivals. What has been causing confusion for X-Men readers is the apparent discrepancies with the few images and facts we know.  
 
This X-Men movie can't have any real ties to the last three Fox movies (four if you count X-Men Origins: Wolverine). The movie takes place in the 60s. Somehow we have characters that would be young in today's time but they'll have a place on the team before the actual first class even appears. There's also Emma Frost appearing in the movie when she was in the Wolverine movie as a young woman. 
  
Let's not dwell on those facts. Let's think about Magneto. I've always felt he was a far more interesting character than Professor X. They both want what's best for mutants (or Homo Superior) but have taken different routes in accomplishing their goals. As I write this, we are waiting for the first official trailer of the movie. What we have seen so far is two images of Michael Fassbender as Magneto. I believe those two images clearly tell us Magneto's fate. 
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The first image we saw showed Magneto in a yellow and blue jacket. This is the same jacket the other X-Men are seen wearing. This tells us that both he and Charles Xavier worked together in forming the team. Then a second image was released with Magneto wearing a helmet. With the second image, I wondered why he would be wearing a helmet. The purpose of the helmet was to block Charles' telepathic abilities. Because it's not in his traditional read coloring, that tells me he just had it made (or made it himself). Besides Charles and Emma, are there other telepaths around? Is Magneto so paranoid that he starts right off blocking the potential telepathic threats? I think this image marks the first point where he and Charles begin to part ways. That explains why he's still wearing the X-Men jacket but is prepared to stand up against his former friend. 
  
As he sets out on his own, he covers the helmet in a coat of shiny red paint (seen in the first image above). We also see that he no longer is wearing the team jacket. Now his out fit is a red top with a fashionable cape (hopefully we'll get an explanation why he felt he needed an actual cape). What I can't quite figure out is what is this room he's standing in? It almost looks like a bank vault with safety deposit boxes but looking carefully, you can see that isn't the case. Wherever he's at, you can bet he's up to no good. 
 
Hopefully, if anything,  we'll get a good look at the friendship between Magneto and Professor X. This is what I'm most interested in. I can't say the list of other mutants appearing really gets me excited (except for Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw naturally). I want to see how their relationship will be depicted and what event will drive a wedge between them. In the comics it was just a difference in ideals. I want to see something a little more...explosive. After we see that first trailer, we just might get an idea. For now we can only ponder over what happened that drove these two apart and pushed Magneto to the other side. 
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Posted by marvelunivers_deleteme
wLooks like a construction worker in a magneto helmut
Posted by CyrixSG

I'm not holding high hopes for this.

Posted by Billy Batson
@CyrixSG said:
" I'm not holding high hopes for this. "
Posted by Braxxis7

The better question for this movie is....who cares?
Posted by White Angel Of Death

Ok so who's all gonna be in? In the pic there's Charles, Erik, Emma, Mystique, Luscifer and beast. Who's the other people?

Posted by dondasch

Obviously, the reason he's so angry is that he's been cast into this horrible movie and wearing a ridiculously awful looking costume.

Posted by Xenozoic Shaman

*face palm* in general direction of movie

Posted by G-Man

Seeing the helmet in red actually got me a little excited. If anything, I am extremely curious to see how this all goes.

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Edited by matrix10st

Well i await for the trailer as well but what i ponder is what will the X-men face as a team to fight together and i wouldn't ponder Xavier as a fighting and action man so I wonder what he'll doin this film
Posted by SC

I am guessing that he goes mad after eating some Skrull Cow Meat, gets infected with an alien disease and the Skrull angle will play a significant role in Avengers movie. Really, its the only way all this makes sense.  
 
I can't wait for the friendship between Magneto and Xavier to be explored either, it sets up such an interesting and powerful basis for X-Men comics and what mutants are all about and really how minorities in real life treat discrimination. I won't be too upset if Magneto's arguments have a validity to them in this movie. Would be much more interesting in my opinion if he is a strict antagonist rather than a villain. I can't see that drawing in much of a crowd though. Extra lulz if it ends up being Xorn! 

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Posted by GalactaSurfer

First Class is going to be sooooooo wack!

Posted by DEGRAAF
@G-Man:
i was thinking in that first image in the metal looking room could be the first version of cerebro
Posted by csimon

This movie will suck so bad. Any one that does not think so is Joker kinda Crazy.

Posted by valencourt

most of them, if not all of them, look atrocious. i'm not expecting to be amazed by this movie.

Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw

I`m excited about mystique in this movie and why she decided to be on Magnetos side

Posted by sladewilson30

this movie makes no sense at all

Posted by Shadowdoggy
@dondasch: 
now that's an origin that makes some sense 
 
@sladewilson30:

you said it 
Posted by thecheckeredman

This whole movie stinks of disaster.  This feels more like a studio exec rushing a project into production because of some legal/contractual thing...  Egad...

Posted by ComicMan24

Could be like this. Still I have many doubts about this movie.

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Posted by Cherry Bomb

 
Can't wait for this trailer :( 
hurry up already! 

Posted by The Hobgoblin

Well, either way, we the fans win. Either this movie will surprise the hell out of us nay sayers and we'll get a total kick-ass movie, OR it will be so bad, no one will wanna see or do another X-Men movie again, thus eventually causing the X-Men movie rights to thankfully leave 20th Century Fox and be given in full to Marvel Studios. Wait about 5-10 years and then  we can get an X-Men movie done right.

Posted by The Mast

Considering Fox have blown over 900 million dollars on all their piece-of-crap comic book adaptations, I'd hope it takes more to get people excited than some glossy red paint.
 
Yes, they painted a prop accurately. Let's not start rolling around in fields of happiness just yet, people. This is the company that put out the X-Trilogy, Daredevil, two Fantastic Four movies, Elektra and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Posted by timetostart

I shall put some faith into this because the director is Matthew Vaughn and he made Kick-Ass which I actually liked
Posted by Sammo21
@SC: I assume what will happen is some mutants they are close to die because of the actions Charles chooses NOT to take.  Then Magneto does the whole "now we'll see how I want to handle these bigots" route.
Posted by Norusdog

who really cares?
 
seriously that picture of him with the helmet and yellow "xmen" uniform looks like a fucking bobble-head..maybe it's the angle...or the helmet is too big for his head..regardless of WHY...it looks cartoonish and idiotic...again...like a bobble-head.
 
I'd be more interested in this discussion if someone competent was producing it...look at the last X-Men film and Wolverine flick....idiotic...this movie is gonna blow nuts.  the smelly sweaty kind.

Posted by SC
@sammo21 said:
" @SC: I assume what will happen is some mutants they are close to die because of the actions Charles chooses NOT to take.  Then Magneto does the whole "now we'll see how I want to handle these bigots" route. "
 
Solid logic, cool. I would enjoy that too. ^_^
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Posted by Chane

As long as they don't mess up Emma Frost, it'll probably be OK with me.

Posted by Jake Fury

If this movie isn't 100% identical to the comics I'm going to whine and complain. And I mean that it better be word for word too. <sarcasm> 
 
Actually I think their feud started when Erik gave Charles an expired coupon to the local Sizzler.
Posted by Bestostero

I believe it will be about the mishap in Krakoa because of the crashed blackbird on the beachy looking area...I think Charles and Erik formed a group with Moira to help deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis that January Jones talked about in an interview... and because of the Nuclear testing done because of the missile crisis, Krakoa is formed, and the X-Men set out to defuse the threat, the mission goes bad and the students die and that forms a rift between Charles and Magneto on how things should be done.  And the Hellfire Club is somehow involved. Tacos.

Posted by Illyana Rasputin
@Cherry Bomb said:
"  Can't wait for this trailer :( hurry up already!  "
Yeah! I agree!
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Magneto........turns evil. LIES!!!!!!!! LIES AND DECEPTION. THIS BESMIRCHMENT WILL NOT STAND!!!!!! 
   

Posted by leokearon

Too many mutants
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

I have my doubts as does everyone else but I'm gonna go see it regardless.

Posted by Video_Martian
@csimon said:
" This movie will suck so bad. Any one that does not think so is Joker kinda Crazy. "
AGREED
Posted by S1kkZ

he cannot turn "evil" in this movie. in the beginning of x3, charles and eric are still friends and looking for students (jean). that flashback takes place in the late 70s.
 
i still think they will go for an alternate timeline and/or time travel.

Posted by cattlebattle
@xhavoc86 said:
"I believe it will be about the mishap in Krakoa because of the crashed blackbird on the beachy looking area...I think Charles and Erik formed a group with Moira to help deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis that January Jones talked about in an interview... and because of the Nuclear testing done because of the missile crisis, Krakoa is formed, and the X-Men set out to defuse the threat, the mission goes bad and the students die and that forms a rift between Charles and Magneto on how things should be done.  And the Hellfire Club is somehow involved. Tacos. "

this is probably close to it.......maybe
Posted by jimmyziogas

I can't believe that they have like zero respect for the previous films and comics and their timelines.  Is it just me or is every director trying to personalize these movies way too much.  No one is really paying tribute to the actual greatness of these original stories. 
Edited by S1kkZ

the director hinted at time travel in one interview. looks like the film will start where x3 left (charles trapped in that other body). maybe he travels back to warn someone and changes everything (like the last st film).

Posted by JonesDeini
@Braxxis7 said:
" The better question for this movie is....who cares? "
Indeed, really don't know why they're bothering. I'm kind of over comic book movies now, and I feel the general public will be sooner than later as well. 
Posted by goldenkey

I got a feeling this it gonna somewhat like WB did with Batman.  If it does well then it'll be a reboot, if not then it'll be a prequel.  We'll just have to wait and see what happens 
Posted by Kid_Zombie

not looking forword to this. i guess ill have to see the trailer. I like the people behind the lens, but hate FOX and there ability to ruin movies even with the best talent involved.  I hate that emma is in this, so what shes 60 when her and cyclosp hook up? oh right they killed him. f this series, wish this was a full on reboot. I wish even more that marvel had the rights to x-men still.
 
@White Angel Of Death said:

" Ok so who's all gonna be in? In the pic there's Charles, Erik, Emma, Mystique, Luscifer and beast. Who's the other people? "

havok (yup hes Cyclopes older brother in this) angel (beak girlfriend from new x-men) and the chick is moria mctaggert.
Posted by Gylan Thomas


Was the Emma Frost fro mthe Wolvie movie ever actually givrn a name on screen? 
First classes Emma seems to have different powers so maybe she's movie Emma Frost and the other was just a diamond skinned girl. 
That's how I'm explaining it anyway.

Gotta look at the movies as completely seperate to what we know fro mthe comic books.

Posted by sora_thekey

I'm curious. How many of you, even after giving all those negative comments to the movie, are going to go watch it? 

Posted by StormyWeather

another movie not really having too much to do with the comic...w/e if its a good move its a good movie

Posted by InnerVenom123
@sora_thekey said:
" I'm curious. How many of you, even after giving all those negative comments to the movie, are going to go watch it?  "
I'll probably watch it at some point for a laugh.
 
Last time I took an X-movie seriously was Origins.... that didn't turn out well.
Posted by The Impersonator

To be honest, the actress who played as Emma Frost in the last Wolverine movie wasn't Emma Frost at all. Even though she has the ability to turn into diamond-shaped form. Plus, she was Silverfox's sister. I just want to forget it.

Posted by slvrwolfang

i might like this, but I'm really concerned as to the mix of characters they've chosen

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

When is the Trailer coming out!!! I wanted on the Superbowl!!! 
still up for grabs if the movie sucks.
Posted by jordama

THe room is in his mind O_O
Posted by Band Lone

Magneto isn't evil hes just misunderstood :)

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