Rumor: Marvel is Considering POC for Professor X and Magneto in the MCU

Sep 21, 2019 20:21


Rumor: Marvel is Considering POC for Professor X and Magneto in the MCU https://t.co/aUc4aJkV8h pic.twitter.com/bMHdfSv2xM
- Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) September 12, 2019

There are rumors that Marvel is looking to cast POC for Magneto and Xavier.

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ichabod_crake September 22 2019, 01:56:00 UTC
I can't believe they are moving forward with this after the complete mess that was the Fox series.

It seems really too soon.

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tankmachine September 22 2019, 02:12:05 UTC
realistically though the soonest we'd get an mcu x-men movie is like 2023 but something like 2025 is more likely

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ichabod_crake September 22 2019, 02:30:38 UTC
I still think they need to chill.

There are only so many "classic" X stories and they've already done Days of Future Past and Dark Phoenix.

Dark Phoenix really pissed me off! The story in the comics was perfection. They had so. Much. Material. To. Work. With. And they gave us THAT MESS.

I give up.

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nicolroco September 22 2019, 03:33:22 UTC
There's literally so much they could do with the X-Men, no one wants or needs dark phoenix or days of future past anymore but those aren't the only things that have ever happened in the comics lmao

You could make an entire 3-6 movie series based off of Grant Morrisons New X-Men run ALONE

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tlovesdolphin September 22 2019, 01:58:00 UTC
I'm not sure how I feel about the idea of Magneto not being a Holocaust survivor. That's my only thought. I think that backstory adds a LOT to the character.

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genbu_no_miko24 September 22 2019, 02:00:56 UTC
I heard someone mention this earlier but where are these rumors coming from?

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tlovesdolphin September 22 2019, 02:05:08 UTC
I have no idea, but I've seen it on facebook, reddit, and I think twitter earlier.

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genbu_no_miko24 September 22 2019, 02:06:50 UTC
I hope its not because a POC actor may be playing him because they are such things as jewish poc in reality.

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tetrazzinichikn September 22 2019, 01:59:33 UTC
They have to replace one minority for another? They couldn’t find one (or several) of the many, many other non-minority characters to change?

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lubed September 22 2019, 02:03:30 UTC
Cyclops still gonna be lanky white noodle

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lubed September 22 2019, 02:02:48 UTC
I mean, there were African Germans~

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tlovesdolphin September 22 2019, 02:08:27 UTC
Yeah, but how many actually survived concentration camps?

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lubed September 22 2019, 02:10:32 UTC
Magneto could! He’s a mutant!

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tlovesdolphin September 22 2019, 02:14:17 UTC
Touche😂

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genbu_no_miko24 September 22 2019, 02:04:07 UTC
I am so far liking this idea of pocs being considered for the roles of Charles and Magneto.

That said what is about Magneto's background being tampered with?

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deeohaytch September 22 2019, 02:08:09 UTC
I feel like they could replace his back story with something more recent, maybe like the Armenian Genocide or the Siege of Sarajevo?

Also I read a post today about possibly making the X-Men more European based than NY since it is a bit weird with all the heroes being NY based

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genbu_no_miko24 September 22 2019, 02:12:20 UTC
But I don't see the point of switching his holocaust background for another one?

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sidura September 22 2019, 12:19:39 UTC
The only reason to really do it is to do stretch the life span of the character in the films.

Without tinkering with his background Magneto would be in his late 80's when the MCU gets around to put mutants in films, but having the likes of Ian mcKellan back would probably be prohibitive - he'd break a hip or something as time went on.

And having the likes of Michael Fassbender playing Magneto in the 90's without aging him up was one of the lesser reasons that Dark Phoenix was laughable.

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