Last week we all feast our eyes on the first official teaser trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class,” the prequel to the highly popular movie franchise that helped kick-start a new era in comic book films. Throughout the movies there has been mention of the complicated past between X-Men leader Charles Xavier and the villainous Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr.
Now we finally get to see that friendship blossom and wither away on screen, but how much will we find out about the “pro-homo superior” villain in “First Class”?
During an interview, actor Michael Fassbender gives a bit more insight on how much of Magneto’s past will be shown.
“You will see a little bit of that, yeah, at the beginning, but I thought what was interesting was what happened to him after the war – he gets the young gypsy girl out of the concentration camp that he falls in love with. They take off together and have a baby and the mob ends up going crazy and burning down the house and the child dies in the blaze. Magneto goes ape sh*t and kills everybody. She’s freaked out and leaves him. So by the time we get to him in the movie, he’s a bit of a loner, really.”
If you’ve read the X-Men comics, you know the gypsy girl is actually the mother of mutants Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. She gives birth to the two shortly after she leaves Lehnsherr. Does that mean there’s a possibility that their existence will be hinted in “First Class”? We’ll just have to wait and see when “X-Men: First Class” arrives in theaters on June 3rd.
Source: Comic Book Movies