Ian McKellen: I’m too old for Magneto

Ian McKellen has suggested that he is too old to star in an X-Men spin-off film centred around his character Magneto.


Speaking to Empire about the rumoured X-Men Origins: Magneto movie, Sir Ian said: “There’s meant to be a Magneto script floating around, but I’ve not read it, so I suspect it wouldn’t involve me – I think it would be about the younger Magneto, and the most I could hope for would be to top and tail that.”


He added: “They can’t have someone whose face is as lined as mine any longer!”


Discussing Patrick Stewart appeareance alongside Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ian laughed, adding “Ooh, he was very pleased with himself that he was going in to be in Wolverine – it was only an hour’s work! We were working on Waiting For Godot at the time!”