Gavin Hood Wants to Direct ‘X-Men Origins: Magneto’

gavin_hoodGavin Hood has admitted that he is interested in directing X-Men spinoff film Magneto.

Batman Begins writer David Goyer was previously announced to helm the mutant superhero project that will reunite Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart from the original trilogy.

However, X-Men Origins: Wolverine filmmaker Hood said that he would gladly take over the production, should that not come to pass.

He told MTV:

“I think the character of Magneto is still a phenomenally interesting character. Absolutely, if I was asked I’d take an interest. He’s certainly a very interesting character – one rooted in childhood trauma and psychologically complex – and one that was superbly played by Ian McKellen. There are certain characters in the X-Men universe whose psychological life is strong and fascinating and complex. I think that’s why they’re appealing to audiences.”

We told you recently that Hood, himself said that filming a sequel to Wolverine will not happen anytime soon and he has yet to be chosen to Direct.


Really? He did a crap job with the first Wolverine, now he’s hoping to helm the second and wants a crack at Magneto too? It’s bad enough that 20th Century Fox has control of these characters and can’t seem to do anything really well with them, but now we have to contend with Gavin Hood throwing his hat in the ring to help obliterate any possibility of a decent X-Men movie ever being created?  “Gavin, step away from the X-Men and no one gets hurt.. Capice?”

Jason Moore
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