By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders
I loved the opening to the original X-Men, where we get to see a young Magneto, who was probably going by Max Eisenhardt at the time, separated from his parents at a Nazi concentration camp. He freaks and, wouldn't you know it, out comes his magnetic powers. Pretty cool scene.
The upcoming X-Men installment, X-Men Origins: Magneto will definitely return to the idea that the character spent some time in a Nazi prison.
The good people at ProductionWeekly posted what looks to be the first synopsis for X-Men Origins: Magneto.
"The original X-Men film began with a prologue that showed the character as a child being led to a concentration camp by Nazis and that is the period in which the Magneto film will take place. This setup will allow a future villain to at least flirt with the designation of protagonist since the character will be seen almost exclusively in his formative years."
"The storyline will heavily involve Professor X, the wheelchair-using X-Men leader. That character was a soldier in the allied force that liberated the concentration camps. The professor meets Magneto after the war and while they bond over the realisation that they are alike in their special powers, their differences soon turn them into enemies."
It would be cool if we can see Magneto release some ownage on his Nazi captors, so hopefully they explore that time in the character's life some more.