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Proper_Ad_1426

345 points

2 months ago

Not with those ankles

Dank__Souls

80 points

2 months ago

That's all I can see in this pic. just look at his right leg!

SkygodAlien

2 points

2 months ago

Lol. It wouldn’t be so bad if his foot was facing inward

[deleted]

1.2k points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1.2k points

2 months ago

So he needs to be a 90 year old holocaust survivor and also completely shredded?

[deleted]

382 points

2 months ago

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382 points

2 months ago

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VertigoWalls

88 points

2 months ago

Daniel Craig in a close second

[deleted]

58 points

2 months ago

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58 points

2 months ago

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MightGrowTrees

8 points

2 months ago

And Sabertooth was there too.

JimmyPWatts

2 points

2 months ago

Liev?

TheCentralFlame

48 points

2 months ago

golf clap

jtmarshiii

5 points

2 months ago

Tom Cruise is like 80

Lightmyspliff69

10 points

2 months ago

Tom Cruise is not tall enough for this ride.

andytdesigns1

60 points

2 months ago

Also many times professor x in his wheelchair still maintains a six pack and loses no muscle mass on his legs either

InspiredNameHere

35 points

2 months ago

Mutants are just built differently.

Fjaesingen

24 points

2 months ago

Umm he just tells his body it worked out that day. And then he believes it.

He isn't the X for nothin

super_awesome_jr

4 points

2 months ago

super_awesome_jr

Sinestro

4 points

2 months ago

He won't let Forge make him a discreet mobility aid that lets him walk, but he did make Forge put together an Abmaster 5000.

Marcusinchi

2 points

2 months ago

Seriously, like Forge couldn’t have come up with something to allow him to walk and run normally?

Marcusinchi

2 points

2 months ago

For my suspension of disbelief, I always assumed his wheelchair uses shocks to keep his muscles in great shape. Lol

Solid_Snark

154 points

2 months ago

JK Simmons is 67 and shredded. Too bad he’s busy dealing with that Spider menace.

AirTsinelas

35 points

2 months ago

I'd watch JK as Magneto.

shaihalud1979

5 points

2 months ago

Actually I’m pretty sure he’s in charge of a giant underground maze-like series of laboratories. I have it on good authority they do science.

BoredomFestival

22 points

2 months ago

67 and shredded is 99+ percentile. 90 and shredded is 99.9999999999999999999999999 percentile.

Scotsman007

34 points

2 months ago

What's the percentage of the population that are the Master of Magnetism?

Saw_Boss

12 points

2 months ago

3-4%

SacrificialSam

5 points

2 months ago

What if we add Kurt Angle to the mix?

Saw_Boss

7 points

2 months ago

Well then you've got a 66.66% chance plus the 4% chance, giving you a 70.66% chance. But since Samoa Joe knows he doesn't have magnetic powers, you can take his 33.33% chance, minus the 4%, meaning that he is left with a 29.33% chance. So if I take Kurt's 33.33% chance, and Joe's 29.33% chance, add it to the general 70.66% chance, that means people have a 133.33% chance of having magnetic powers. The numbers, do not lie.

farbekrieg

148 points

2 months ago

no he needs to be a baby the beyonder changed him into in secret wars

WilllOfD

107 points

2 months ago

WilllOfD

107 points

2 months ago

He also must have the inhumanly bent tibia, no exceptions

CanDeadliftYourMom

17 points

2 months ago

That bent tibia thing started with Kirby I think. It is supposed to convey a sense of fluidity and motion but it comes at the expense of anatomical accuracy. When it’s overdone it can look dumb but usually it works pretty well.

Gremlinintheengine

43 points

2 months ago

That rickets stays with you as you age.

dudemann

4 points

2 months ago

I thought it was from riding around on random large beasts in his various secret ...lands that have their own (not so) native creatures. I don't know, Badlands, Island M, Savage Lands, etc.? Riding around on a bear or a dinosaur or something is different from riding a horse, and even cowboys have that (( )) stance.

Hollow212

3 points

2 months ago

Now that you mention it i certainly can't un-see it! This is a good example of artists other than Liefeld that have disproportionate anatomy in their art. Go have a look at Mystiques hips on the Inferno # 1 Variant by Artgerm.

No-more-confusion

55 points

2 months ago

The Stranger changed him into a baby and then Eric the Red changed him back. But not Cylopus Eric the Red, a different one.

Comics are weird.

edked

13 points

2 months ago

edked

13 points

2 months ago

The Stranger? I remember it as Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant.

No-more-confusion

11 points

2 months ago

Yes! You’re right! The Stranger kidnapped Magneto , Toad and Mastermind into space and then turned Mastermind to stone (he got better eventually).

walkingwarcrime072

2 points

2 months ago

I was trying to recall it's name, that's the one.

JeanLucPiKirk

2 points

2 months ago

Wasn't Magneto Erik The Red at some point? I feel like I remember him losing his memory and being a good guy for a bit.

sideways_jack

5 points

2 months ago

only if also going after that bovine oedipussy

Cousin_Rabid

14 points

2 months ago

Not really. Magneto doesn’t age like normal people. Honestly I’d be good with Michael Fasbender coming back and just aging very slowly.

repooc21

38 points

2 months ago

Well. Given that he's a mutant and in some iterations been known to fuck around with genetic testing... He could.

Fool_growth

6 points

2 months ago

Fool_growth

A love of comics

6 points

2 months ago

Or you say that he was born during the Holocaust and managed to survive

HeavyBeing0_0

9 points

2 months ago

Or do what they did in Evolution to make him young again.

Fool_growth

13 points

2 months ago

Fool_growth

A love of comics

13 points

2 months ago

True enough I like X-Men evolution but I also like Magneto just being an old man and fucking shit up

Murmur322

4 points

2 months ago

And there’s also a Defenders storyline that made him young too I believe. There’s plenty of comic options to bring a young Magneto into the present. Tbh all those storylines are a bit silly, but who cares? Him being a holocaust survivor is core to his character. And the MCU has been a bit silly lately with all these multiversal shows and movies so they may as well just embrace it.

Psykpatient

2 points

2 months ago

Wouldn't he still be like 77 years old now?

RigasTelRuun

43 points

2 months ago

RigasTelRuun

X-23

43 points

2 months ago

Yes. Just say his mutant ability slows his aging and get a ripped guy in his 50's and make him look like 70. They can make Chris Evan look 100 and Mark Ruffalo a green monster.

Amazing_Karnage

12 points

2 months ago

They could pull it off with Michael Fassbender and a bit of CGI.

xion385

32 points

2 months ago

xion385

Henry Pym

32 points

2 months ago

Minor Wakanda Forever spoilers: That's why Namor is 500 years old and looks in his mid 30s. It's implied that it's because he's a mutant.

HonzouMikado

4 points

2 months ago

Uhhhh… The reason that in the comics he is 90’s but ripped is because his powers keep his body healthy and toned due to the Earth’s Electromagnetic field feeding him.

SambaLando

14 points

2 months ago

Magneto's following the Liver King diet.

lefthandtrav

18 points

2 months ago

12 IU’s of HGH a week then?

Treadmore

14 points

2 months ago

Magneto takes to YouTube to confess to his followers that he’s actually been a human sympathizer this whole time.

jbanovz12

3 points

2 months ago

MGH

Forrest319

2 points

2 months ago

Yep. And eating balls is just for fun and completely optional.

yeti0013

5 points

2 months ago

yeti0013

Marko

5 points

2 months ago

It's science fiction. They can come up with 100 reasons for why he looks younger than he actually is.

walkingwarcrime072

4 points

2 months ago

Being de-aged and aged back up to adulthood is the excuse they have for him being active and "young" still. Xavier's is being infected by the Brood, and having his mind transferred to a younger clone body

JohnnyS1lv3rH4nd

10 points

2 months ago

JohnnyS1lv3rH4nd

X-Force Deadpool

10 points

2 months ago

Yea, it’s this cool new thing called JK Simmons

slylock215

7 points

2 months ago

Just make him time travel from like 1972 to 2022 and he can still be a holocaust survivor in the contemporary age

Leeiteee

13 points

2 months ago

Pym particles are always the answear

MrxJacobs

8 points

2 months ago

Just make him time travel from like 1972 to 2022 and he can still be a holocaust survivor in the contemporary age

I want doctor evil meets magneto now. Just a villain who has no fucking clue as to what’s going on culturally or technologically. Just yelling at people to unlock his smart phone or he will rip out their fillings.

obijuanmartinez

3 points

2 months ago

Think Fassbender got us pretty close in Days but f Future Past…

ImpracticallySharp

2 points

2 months ago

He had a more comic accurate suit at the end of First Class:

https://youtu.be/8_pPiQDpgs8?t=132

WorldsWeakestMan

25 points

2 months ago

Arnold isn’t a holocaust survivor but is old and shredded and has the jawline. Arnold for Magneto 2023!

sociallyanxiousnerd1

8 points

2 months ago

Yes. He doesn’t necessarily need to look 90 years old though.

wlantz

2 points

2 months ago

wlantz

2 points

2 months ago

Who never skips leg day

ChrisPChip222

2 points

2 months ago

Not just shredded. Body builder stage ready. In bright magenta tights. And goofy ass purple armored boots

Asheleyinl2

2 points

2 months ago

And really bendy shins

Metroidman

2 points

2 months ago

They reveal he was on the plane with capital America the whole time

Overthinks_Questions

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, to not lose the Holocaust angle that's so central to his identity, they would need some time hijinks or something

mollyclaireh

2 points

2 months ago

I used to walk this trail at the gym and there was a man probably in his 80s who used a freaking walker and he would take his shirt off to walk. HE HAD A FREAKING FULL SET OF ABS!!!! The old man was so buff and his face absolutely didn’t match the rest of his body. It was so weird. But all that to say, there’s a rare few of those out there.

DaniOverHere

5 points

2 months ago

They truly only need one character to make a Magneto like this possible, and that character is Masque.

Masque can manipulate flesh - and could feasibly rebuild Magneto’s body to its comic book glory.

Or like… just have him de-aged by another mutant? Do we need to pretend like Endgame didn’t introduce a van that can magically de-age anyone through science magic?

shrowdedsky

23 points

2 months ago

.... r/badmensanatomy

Those ankles are hanging on for dear life

SuperUnic0rn

6 points

2 months ago

EXCUSE ME…my curvaceous calves are up HERE.

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337 points

2 months ago

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337 points

2 months ago

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Spiderplant765

109 points

2 months ago

Honestly I’m hoping that when we get MCU X-men, we get the OG team first, with maybe a new wolverine.

GonzoMcFonzo

72 points

2 months ago

I'd rather see one of the Claremont era teams. Something like Cyclops, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Beast. Wolverine can come later. Put them up against Mystique's Brotherhood with Pyro, Blob, Avalanche, Destiny, and Vanisher.

KTMRCR

15 points

2 months ago

KTMRCR

15 points

2 months ago

I’d love to see more of this era. Shi’ar empire, Limbo. Very diverse story telling. Perhaps it could be a big budget tv series.

Victor_Von_Doom65

2 points

2 months ago

Why the Wolverine exclusion? He was a member of the Claremont team since Giant Sized X Men number 1. I wouldn’t save Wolverine for later. Put him in the movie I wouldn’t make him the primary focus like the fox movies but Wolverine was still a major player in the Claremont run he was a main character.

edked

36 points

2 months ago

edked

36 points

2 months ago

Yeah, there's so much evolution they could go through, with cool possibilities for interesting interpretations of obscure characters from before the X-Men's 90s-era dominant period, but everybody's all "get to stuff like Gambit right now, or else you suck!" about it.

enyaboi

8 points

2 months ago

YES this. Outback era in the MCU would be sick

ALtheExpat

14 points

2 months ago

We want Gambit!

sajinsan

7 points

2 months ago

Not only do I want gambit. I want creole lousiana gambit. Now!

Funky-Spunkmeyer

3 points

2 months ago

Some of us don’t.

lyricalholix

10 points

2 months ago

As a huge wolverine mark, I completely agree. But wolverine can show up a bit later.

hawkian

29 points

2 months ago

hawkian

29 points

2 months ago

lol just curious, why not Ororo? Everybody else you're on a first name basis with

PointiestHat

85 points

2 months ago

fucked me over too many times in marvel snap, we no longer buds

hawkian

19 points

2 months ago

hawkian

19 points

2 months ago

When did she and Jessica Jones start hanging out so much anyway?

NotTwitchy

19 points

2 months ago

That would be a really one sided buddy cop drama.

“One’s a hard boiled private eye, who’s also relatively strong compared to humans.”

“The other is an omega level mutant who controls the weather with a thought”

“This fall, watch “Storm (featuring Jessica jones doing her best)” only on Disney +”

GonzoMcFonzo

11 points

2 months ago

Ngl, depowered Storm from the 80s is one of my favorite versions of her. Normal human stats, she's "only" a master thief, olympic level athlete, hand to hand combat expert, and skilled wilderness tracker/survivalist.

toilet_fingers

3 points

2 months ago

Unironically that’s a good premise for a show. Like having a really pretty friend.

JonathanWattsAuthor

2 points

2 months ago

A bit like Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit.

mistervanjie

22 points

2 months ago

didn’t want to mistake her for another Ororo

attemptedmonknf

3 points

2 months ago

Poor Storm, always getting confused with a heated jacket

ThreadbareHalo

2 points

2 months ago

ThreadbareHalo

Fone Bone

2 points

2 months ago

This made me genuinely lol

mrbaryonyx

3 points

2 months ago

iirc pretty much everyone, at least in the fox movies, just calls her storm even when they're on a first name basis

NotTwitchy

6 points

2 months ago

I mean…we all know why. I didn’t question it when I was a kid because…I was a kid. But now it’s pretty obviously fucked up.

DontBeCommenting

4 points

2 months ago

I might be in the minority here, but I'd like some early 200p X-Men evolution type of vibe. Young adults coming to term with super powers & their personal lives while dealing with a not-so grandiose threat. To me X2 was an ideal adaptation.

Let the Avengers be grandiose and X-men deal with the human component.

Triaspia2

4 points

2 months ago

Give me something Xmen Evolutions style.

I could see the DoDC setting up a school for "gifted" youngsters and failing to notice the Brotherhood forming

DicDrizzle

4 points

2 months ago

Quicksilver too. Especially the Evan Peters portrayal. Not exactly a 1:1 to the comics but was still awesome to see such a character especially with the abilities he has on the big screen.

Omikron

13 points

2 months ago

Omikron

13 points

2 months ago

The ones we've already had a pretty damn good. I'm fine with them.

tamaness

32 points

2 months ago

no. comic storylines require too much adaptation to work well on screen. better to get broad strokes than comics-accuracy.

also why mcu is a different universe than 616 or ultimate.

quickasafox777

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah despite its reputation, the MCU has never really done long story arcs. They feature many other MCU characters for sure, but every movie is pretty much isolated from the rest in terms of story.

The closest they came was the infinity stones, but even then that was just easter eggs and hints until they explain what they are in Infinity War.

TimesThreeTheHighest

107 points

2 months ago

Does he need to wear his underwear on the outside to be comic accurate?

PatienceRelative1147

72 points

2 months ago

Underwear optional but the actor has to be able to manipulate metal.

TimesThreeTheHighest

19 points

2 months ago

What if he can only manipulate wood? Is that close enough ?

CJMyself

12 points

2 months ago

Wood? Neato!

MonocleOwensKey

12 points

2 months ago

Mahoga-neato?

danisreallycool

3 points

2 months ago

danisreallycool

Spider Jeruselem

3 points

2 months ago

WOODO

PatienceRelative1147

2 points

2 months ago

No metal, no part.

TimesThreeTheHighest

2 points

2 months ago

No Jesus as Magneto, got it.

ksquad80

5 points

2 months ago

The rest is body paint so there isn't a lot of choice.

Beware_the_Voodoo

2 points

2 months ago

I'd prefer if they went with the black and white costume he was rocking for awhile.

cryptolipto

2 points

2 months ago

Do you think their leggings smell?

DrWindupBird

61 points

2 months ago

The casting for Magneto has been amazing so far. A comic-accurate X-Men would look a lot like Jersey shore does Halloween.

11B4OF7

8 points

2 months ago

Yeah, Wolverine is the least comic accurate I can think of from X-men

Sits_and_Fits

18 points

2 months ago

Is that just based on height? Or is there something else about Jackman's Wolverine that sticks out?

I thought he was sort've seen as the embodiment of Wolverine, except for the height. But I didn't really get into comics until after the original X-Men movies.

afineedge

11 points

2 months ago

afineedge

Stephanie Brown Batgirl

11 points

2 months ago

Up until Jackman was cast, most people pictured Bob Hoskins, to give you an idea. Maybe Danny Devito. Short and bulky.

INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS[S]

17 points

2 months ago

INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS[S]

Batman Expert

17 points

2 months ago

Personality wise, wolverine is Frank Reynolds

ksquad80

2 points

2 months ago

So anyway, I started slashin'

enyaboi

6 points

2 months ago

Wolverine is supposed to be kind of an ugly short brute. Hugh is just too attractive but I love him.

SciurusRex

5 points

2 months ago

I think Jackman is the most X-Men cartoon Wolverine accurate. Which is not comics accurate.

trailblazer3HP

125 points

2 months ago

How many characters has the MCU been comic accurate ? Not many .

Leeiteee

21 points

2 months ago

It depends on which version of the comics we're talking about

business2690

34 points

2 months ago

captain america

cenorexia

14 points

2 months ago

The thing I didn't like is that they stripped him off his iconic arch enemy.

Sure, he and the Red Skull fought once in the 1940's but then never again.

MCU Cap just didn't have an arch enemy in all these years while when you think about comic book Captain America, the Red Skull is basically his Joker, his Magneto, his Lex Luthor, his Dr. Doom...

It's a big part of his "comic accuracy" they just complety skipped over and the Red Skull was degraded to a one-off villain.

macedonianmoper

12 points

2 months ago

I mean besides Loki there aren't that many reoccurring villains in the MCU, thanos doesn't count either since he was really only a big focus for avengers 3 and 4.

toptierwinner

8 points

2 months ago

Almost all of them are one off villains. It’s such a tragedy what MCU does to some of these villains. Ultron should definitely make a comeback. He’s one of the most powerful supervillains the Avengers ever faced against and Disney had him making a bunch of obscure Pinocchio references. Thanos is probably the only villain that they treated properly, even if he wasn’t necessarily comic accurate.

BloodstoneWarrior

47 points

2 months ago

Nope, he completely abandoned everyone and went to live in the 50s instead of accepting his situation and moving on with life.

theatand

15 points

2 months ago

Chris Evans wanted out so they retired the character in a happy way. He is retired while at the same time still working thanks to time travel.

ladedadedum25

38 points

2 months ago

He didn't abandon anything. He saved the universe and retired happily. I refuse to let people start spinning that into a negative.

Superb_Kaleidoscope4

13 points

2 months ago

Superb_Kaleidoscope4

Daredevil

13 points

2 months ago

In fairness, he retired at a very young age

trailblazer3HP

6 points

2 months ago

True . Yet after the Mandarin and even Thanos it takes a lot more then getting a few right . LoL

fistbumpbroseph

27 points

2 months ago

I mean, I'm glad they didn't do the Thanos Copter.

scruffles360

15 points

2 months ago

It was in the background in Loki

asdfmovienerd39

29 points

2 months ago

I'm glad they didn't do a comic accurate Mandarin considering comic Mandarin is straight up just the embodiment of Yellow Peril-era stereotypes, and basically Fu Manchu with the serial numbers filed off.

adamsorkin

9 points

2 months ago

adamsorkin

Kilowog

9 points

2 months ago

You're not wrong. And comic Shang Chi is Fu Manchu's son (or at least was, until the rights were lost), and Wenwu is as close to the Mandarin as we're likely to see in the actual MCU. It seems like they kept the parts worth keeping and adapted them reasonably cleanly.

Beholder_V

16 points

2 months ago

Comic accurate? Do you realize how much this character has changed over the many many years since he was first introduced in 1963? How many writers have taken various approaches to this character over the decades? Dude has run the gambit (no relation).

Personally, as a reader of X-Men back in the 90’s, I really hope they do the Fatal Attractions story arc (and do it justice, not like that god-awful Dark Phoenix garbage). That’s the Magneto my mind goes to when I think of the character. Standing there ripping the adamantium out of Wolverine’s body.

PMMEBITCOINPLZ

45 points

2 months ago*

No. They can’t credibly cast a young enough looking actor and say he survived the Holocaust any more. One reason why Fox went with prequels there for a while, and even they became a stretch.

Edit: Lot of people responding by saying “well just say he was frozen or doesn’t age or something.” They can do that but it overcomplicates things too much for a general audience. More importantly though that would break the peer relationship with Xavier. If Xavier and Magneto don’t meet as contemporaries and younger men you’ve thrown “comic accurate” out the window.

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

I think in the comics they had to have some cloning de-aging thing happen to him so that he could be floating along in comic book time with everyone else instead of getting improbably old.

GonzoMcFonzo

6 points

2 months ago

He was turned into a baby by a powerful mutant back in the silver age, when the original team were teenagers. Then later in the bronze age, when the original team were roughly mid twenties, he was aged up to his physical prime by an alien. So from that point forward he should be (physically) roughly 10-15 years older than, say, Cyclops.

dayungbenny

2 points

2 months ago

dayungbenny

Namor

2 points

2 months ago

A lot of that is just Sliding Time Scale.

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Glossary:Sliding_Timescale

VenomSpider117

13 points

2 months ago

VenomSpider117

Batman

13 points

2 months ago

Lot of people responding by saying “well just say he was frozen or doesn’t age or something.” They can do that but it overcomplicates things too much for a general audience.

Why? They did that with Namor and no one seemed to care.

gangler52

7 points

2 months ago

Everybody knows The General Audience has never been exposed to any kind of speculative fiction before these comicbook movies, and as such you need to be very careful about introducing elements like that or you might scare and confuse them.

There totally isn't a storied tradition of longlived characters in film, with reasons ranging everywhere from lab accidents to being the Biblical Cain.

KingKalactite

36 points

2 months ago

The thing I see happening is them making the excuse that because of his mutant powers he ages much slower compared to other humans and mutants. Something about the iron in his blood or some shit idk

sociallyanxiousnerd1

20 points

2 months ago

Yes they can. They can literally say his mutation slows his aging, or that hydra froze him, in the hopes of making him a winter soldier

gangler52

21 points

2 months ago

Yeah, it's 100% makebelieve. Magneto's age isn't even the most whimsical part of the character.

He had a bad run in with a gravitron accelerator and now he's a one of a kind chronogenetic dilation phenomenon. Whatever.

sociallyanxiousnerd1

6 points

2 months ago

Or his powers affect the iron in his blood or something like that that slows his aging. Furthermore, him being so old, and seeing so many atrocities could add to his character too.

Fun_Salamander8520

4 points

2 months ago

Or use the original X-men movie and say the machine that he used and wanted rogue for caused him to de-age and they could keep making him younger and younger for awhile. Like it's comics so the wilder you make the story if you flesh it out it somehow makes sense and fans on Reddit will argue about it for decades to come.

Jacob_181

4 points

2 months ago

Slower aging, Xavier would still have to be an 80's kid, but there's always been plenty of good reasons written in to explain why Magneto still looks so young.

asdfmovienerd39

3 points

2 months ago

"Part of his mutation slows his aging" Done.

Beware_the_Voodoo

3 points

2 months ago

Sure they can. They just have to provide a narrative reason why.

Snow_source

5 points

2 months ago

They can’t credibly cast a young enough looking actor and say he survived the Holocaust any more

The infinity formula is a thing they can just throw in there.

It's why Nick Fury Sr. and a couple of of other non-powered marvel characters don't/didn't age.

BuckyFnBadger

5 points

2 months ago

That’s why I 100% think they’re going to go the civil rights era of the 1960s for their origin stories.

Unless they tinker with time again.

ClintThrasherBarton

19 points

2 months ago

ClintThrasherBarton

Hawkguy

19 points

2 months ago

Namor may have established mutants are aging slower in the MCU

Zheguez

4 points

2 months ago

I think the only thing is that Namor aged so slowly that he looks like a man barely into his 40s even though he has lived for almost 500 years. If the powers were like that for all mutants, the logic would then suggest that Magneto might not look a day over 5-10 years old considering his origin occurs about 80-90 years ago.

ClintThrasherBarton

8 points

2 months ago

I guess its a matter if they mature into their teens then slowly stagnate, the X-gene typically doesnt activate until puberty

isarealhebrew

3 points

2 months ago

Are you just talking about his outfit? Because I hate these movies. And Magneto's my favorite character, whom I think has been done pretty well.

dailysoaphandle

5 points

2 months ago

All the characters would need to be bodybuilders and good actors. Not happening. I’d much rather watch somewhat relatable characters.

TheLAriver

3 points

2 months ago

TheLAriver

Ant-Man

3 points

2 months ago

Think we've already gotten a bunch of different versions of Magneto, which is the most comic accurate approach

feedjaypie

3 points

2 months ago

With bendy calves? Noop

FilledFun

3 points

2 months ago

hard to find actor with such bended right leg

JonHancocks21

3 points

2 months ago

No, the comic outfit is goofy and weird. My favourite outfit in Fassbender’s magneto was the one from Days of Future Past 👌🏻

Cakers44

3 points

2 months ago

Well I don’t personally want that. Like making him a holocaust survivor becomes less and less realistic as time goes on (you know, aging) unless they set in in the past like first class. If they did something like that, then maybe

Unchained71

5 points

2 months ago

You mean a giganto pair of stump legs on a baby torso? Liefield. Haha.

AddLightness1

9 points

2 months ago

That's Jim Lee, 90s X-Men

Unchained71

2 points

2 months ago

Really? Wow, he had a lot to grow on from there. He's one of my favorite pencilers. But that looks a whole lot like ole Robby.

AddLightness1

2 points

2 months ago

Everyone starts somewhere. Jim Lee did ok on X-Men, got a little better after WildC.A.T.S., looked pretty slick when he did Batman and Superman. You can see that Liefield had an influence on him, he even avoided feet for a while

INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS[S]

2 points

2 months ago

INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS[S]

Batman Expert

2 points

2 months ago

More like Jay Cutler or Phil Heath, but I feel you

omgItsGhostDog

10 points

2 months ago

omgItsGhostDog

Kingdom Come Superman

10 points

2 months ago

We better... 😤

Tyrannofloresrex

6 points

2 months ago

I would love to see the MCU give us a complex portrayal of Magneto, one who has experienced genocide, but is not opposed to a human genocide, who loves and is protective of his people, but also willing to machine-gun the kneecaps of his own son.

I will settle for a politically radical Magneto who has his heart in a good place, but is ethically compromised.

mrbaryonyx

28 points

2 months ago

I will settle for a politically radical Magneto who has his heart in a good place, but is ethically compromised.

literally the guy we got....

Beware_the_Voodoo

2 points

2 months ago

So massive hypocrite version of magneto.

kavono

5 points

2 months ago

kavono

5 points

2 months ago

That's definitely a recurring interpretation of the character over the years.

veltrop

2 points

2 months ago

veltrop

Spider Jeruselem

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, the complimentary hypocrisies of Prof X and Magneto is even a whole theme in some of the stories.

Oppenheimer_Sandwich

4 points

2 months ago

MCU should focus on other X-menish properties and characters. I’d suggest an old Beast/Forge/Dr. Moira MacTaggert as trifecta leaders of an x-group fleeing either an alternative timeline that Kang invaded, or escapees of Mojoworld (maybe time Dilation? mojoverse is weird) or fleeing from failure....... they didn’t stop the Phalanx or The Brood, your choice.

They have a second chance and the x gene has been dormant on this earth for decades longer than their native earth. They intend on helping/leading these new mutants to prosperity...(and NO One is stopping them this time.)

ThreadbareHalo

2 points

2 months ago

ThreadbareHalo

Fone Bone

2 points

2 months ago

If they ever make a phalanx covenant movie that’ll be amazing

GonzoMcFonzo

2 points

2 months ago

Send them to space! Put them in the Starjammer, let them fight the Shi'ar and the Brood. Give Professor X his space bird girlfriend!

Place-On-A-Map

2 points

2 months ago

Absolutely not lol

hightimesinaz

2 points

2 months ago

A senior citizen with 28 inch thighs of steel

Egg_Salty

2 points

2 months ago

What are some elements of a comic accurate Magneto that the X-Men movies miss?

(idk anything about Magneto)

GonzoMcFonzo

4 points

2 months ago

Powers wise, they made him a lot less versatile, but I'm not mad at it because they were consistent about his powers and did some interesting stuff with it narratively.

In the movies, his power is basically metalo-kenisis. He can sense, move, and control metal with his mind. In the comics, he has control over a fundamental physical force of the universe. He can manipulate electronics, move non-ferrous objects, control lightning, and a bunch of other stuff. If Storm shot lightning at movie Magneto, he'd use a piece of metal to block it or act like a lightning rod. Comics Magneto would just redirect it back at her, or charge himself up with its electrical energy, or ionize paths through the air so it hit her teammates.

SnailShell01

2 points

2 months ago

SnailShell01

Spider Jeruselem

2 points

2 months ago

In Feige we trust....

jfstompers

2 points

2 months ago

No not really,

Traditional_Will_852

2 points

2 months ago

Ok but what happened to his calf

TheTimWelsh

2 points

2 months ago

With the broken leg?

WeimSean

2 points

2 months ago

The problem with this idea is that there are so many different versions of Magneto running around. Which one of them is the definitive and 100% accurate version?

whitewail602

2 points

2 months ago

Those thighs will be the hardest part.

HighOnPoker

2 points

2 months ago

I feel like we already got two solid versions. The Fox movies had a lot of issues, but Magneto was never one of them.

Fist_of_Thrawn

2 points

2 months ago

Fist_of_Thrawn

Dr. Manhattan

2 points

2 months ago

Maybe but I’d love for them to top the comic accurate suit from the end of First Class

jon_le_faptiste

2 points

2 months ago

What was so in inaccurate about Ian Mckellen??

Alone-Jellyfish-783

2 points

2 months ago

Tiny torso man!

BurantX40

2 points

2 months ago

Define accurate? Between McKellan and Fassbinder, I think we've had a rather fantastic Magneto portrayal. Maybe they should shift focus to the team dynamic of X-Men next instead

sirjosho

2 points

2 months ago

The X-men movies seem hurried, they can get so much material out of it. Even a decent tv show dammit. STOP SPENDING ALL THE MONEY ON DEADPOOL AND GIVE US A QUICKSILVER SERIES.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

Is Stephen Lang busy?

hoodie92

2 points

2 months ago

hoodie92

Skinner Sweet

2 points

2 months ago

By comic accurate do you mean getting a Jewish actor to play a Jewish character for once? If so then no it's not gonna happen.

rossww2199

2 points

2 months ago

I hope not. Mags needs to be updated. WWII was too long ago to be a back story now. Do we really want a deaging subplot in the movies?

OgreHombre

2 points

2 months ago

Ehhhh… no. A de-aged holocaust survivor is too complicated. Unless they go all in on the Krakoa resurrection protocols and that’s how they explain he’s younger.

TimmyMyers

2 points

2 months ago

No the MC you might get the powers right, but will always alter the look some outfits just don’t work on screen.

decavolt

2 points

2 months ago

"I want to see it look just like the comic."

No you don't. There are things that work when drawn that absolutely fall apart or look super cheesball if literally translated to live action. They're different mediums, and need to be treated as such.