Magneto Shooting Next Year August 4, 2008 David Goyer talks X-Men Origins: Magneto. More good news for X-Men fans with the second Origins movies, X-Men: Magneto, expected to start shooting in 2009. The film first got the green light last April, however the writers strike delayed the project and there haven’t been any developments since. Now, David Goyer, who wrote the screenplay and is attached to direct, has spoken about the project: “Magneto seems to be a movie that Fox still wants to make. They called me about it a couple of weeks ago, and I’m still working on Unborn through November, and so we said, when I finish Unborn, we’ll talk, and maybe we’ll get that going next year.” Ian McKellen recently said he would be interested in returning for ‘topping and tailing the story’ as the script requires a younger Magneto who is coming to grips with his metal manipulating powers as he and his parents try to survive in Auschwitz. The first X-Men spin-off film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, hits theatres May 09.