Have you guys ever thought that maybe it's time for Ian Mckellen to step off and let someone else take Magneto's place? Oh I have...since he first came out in the X-Men film.
Regardless Magneto's age (in the eyes for many fans girls), writers and artists, portrayed him as a hunk, muscular, good looking (old) man...well...in the more current comics he is. Whereas in the movie, he's been portrayed to a completely different character...of him as an really old, crunchy, ugly, skinny man, and with no body type at all.
Don't get me wrong...I like Mckellen, but they went pushing it with his advanced age in the first movie. if they did a solo film now....I'd spend the whole two hours worried that he was gonna fall and break a hip. Honestly though...personally, I don't even think they should go there. I don't think they should be a Magneto origins movie at all. He is too old for origin movie. He can be in a few scene as a reference or something along those lines. Other than that, get someone younger. But talking from the comic and the Original X-Men cartoon, he was way more physical, had muscle, long hair and all.
I always thought Mckellen looked too damn old, but he captured Magneto's presence...that's for sure. Ian did a good job and he's an awesome actor, but I think he could have butched it a little more. I believe he will be magnificent as Gadalf, but as Magneto? Uummm not quite sure...he doesn't seem to fit in well. Maybe it was just me, but I thought Mckellen looked really silly in that scene in X3...where he was walking down the road and hang waving all those trucks out of the way. Ian seems like a legal sort of guy, and the slight movements to control his power, seemed to have much more impact. Like the escape scene in X2. I mean...really...which of those two scenes were better? He's a great actor nonetheless, but physically inadequate!
So...it is really confusing to portrayed Max as an REALLY old man in the movie (despite he is)...than what we're seeing him portraying in the comics, which is completely the opposite from Max.
I gathered some pics so we can compare of what Max should (or not) look like.
It this is actually the Magneto we've been seeing in the movie?
It this is how we've been seeing Magneto in all comics?
Or should we rather see Magneto a little more physically stronger and muscular...in the next movie... portraying the way he looks in comics. I thought Daniel Craig would be perfect...playing Magneto.
This is how he would look like...even though he's much older now, but I think that the point. Someone older, but stronger, muscular...that can be able do more physical action...than just standing. Does anyone agree?