Disney Plus Discussing X-Men Series For Villain Magneto

Written by Edwin Francisco

Disney Plus Discussing X-Men Series for Villain Magneto

A Disney Plus series is being discussed based on the popular X-Men villain, Magneto.

Ever since Disney bought 20th Century Fox back in 2019, we’ve been waiting for them to add the Fantastic Four and X-Men into the MCU.

We have heard a lot of plans are in the works for a couple of years now.

However, the only thing solid right now is the Fantastic Four movie.

But what about the X-Men?

The first mutant in the MCU is supposed to be Ursa Major (Olivier Richters), but since we never really saw his powers in Black Widow, and the character is mostly just a cameo role.

Therefore, it’s hard to tell if he’s really a mutant.

Wolverine is also in the works, but this has been developing for a long time now.

We are sure that Kevin Feige is already piecing together things to make this happen.

It’s no secret that Marvel Studios is developing the MCU with the mutants at a steady pace.

So, it’s just a matter of time when this will happen.

Geekosity owner Mikey Sutton even reported that James McAvoy might reprise his role as a variant of Professor X in the Doctor Strange sequel.

He won’t be the same character from the Fox movies.

But, hey, the multiverse has been unlocked in the MCU.

Consequently, anything can happen.

Disney Plus Discussing X-Men Series for Villain Magneto

Disney Plus Discussing X-Men Series for Villain Magneto

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Now we are hearing that one of the most well-known mutant villains, Magneto, is being developed as a show for Disney Plus.

Yes, it’s the master of magnetism Erik Lehnsherr.

He is sworn to protect mutant kind and the one considered to be Professor X’s arch rival.

Right now, it’s in the early planning stages; moreover, insiders say that it hasn’t been greenlit yet.

It will still depend on how it will progress in the near future.

The series is being built as an origin story within the MCU.

There will be no connection to the Fox movies or the TV series The Gifted.

He is being developed as a “gray zone” villain.

He is morally ambiguous like Killmonger and Thanos.

Magneto is not evil by choice.

He is motivated by a positive goal, but he is considered as evil in his actions and methods.

The show is planned to include Magneto’s daughter, Lorna Dane, a.k.a. Polaris.

She is well known for having green hair; furthermore, she also has the same abilities as Magneto.

Marvel Studios intends to reference Professor Charles Xavier in the show.

The Disney Plus series is being setup for a cinematic confrontation between the two powerful mutants. Professor X vs. Magneto.

Disney Plus Discussing X-Men Series for Villain Magneto

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Director Bryan Singer popularized Magneto into mainstream media in 2000’s X-Men.

Brent Morris portrayed a young version of Lehnsherr.

But then Sir Ian McKellen made an impressive aged version of Magneto stand out from the rest of the villainous mutants.

His character in the movies was always motivated by trying to protect the mutants and will kill any human stopping his goals.

In X-Men, it was shown that he and Xavier (Patrick Stewart) were good friends, but we never saw how close they were.

McKellen reprised his role for X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Wolverine (2013) and, lastly, X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Michael Fassbender took over being a younger version of Magneto in the prequel, X-Men: First Class (2011).

This version showed how he was studied and made into a weapon.

It showed his origin and mindset of why he is protective of mutant kind.

In First Class, it was shown how he started his close friendship with Xavier.

Disney Plus Discussing X-Men Series for Villain Magneto

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The movie ended wherein they were in opposite sides of the fight.

Their differences in ideals would be difficult to mend.

Fassbender continued his version of Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the only X-Men movie combining the original and the First Class actors.

He ended his run in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Dark Phoenix (2019).

Polaris, Magneto’s daughter was already in TV’s The Gifted (2017-2019).

Unfortunately, the show only lasted two seasons.

She was portrayed by Emma Dumont.

The series was under Fox Studios.

Although the program was part of the X-Men universe, it was never clear which timeline the series was placed in.

No announcements will be made as of yet since development is its infancy.

We are sure that if Marvel has made the necessary plans, they will be announcing the title and the possible timeline for it, even they haven’t gotten an actor for it.

The mutants will rise from the ashes.

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