Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen is imagined as the next Magneto for Marvel Studios’ potential X-Men reboot.
Based on the most recent episode of WandaVision, Marvel Studios might be going the multiverse route with their introduction of the X-Men. For Magneto, that means we could see the return of either Ian McKellen or Michael Fassbender. With so many questions regarding the future of the X-Men franchise, some have also started to fan-cast major characters if there is a true reboot. One name that has been thrown out for Magneto is another Lord of the Rings star in Viggo Mortensen.
Magneto is arguably one of the greatest villains in the Marvel universe, and it’s hard to imagine Kevin Feige will leave him out of their X-Men plans. It was reported years ago that Viggo Mortensen was courted for Man of Steel to play General Zod. Since that didn’t pan out, perhaps The Lord of the Rings star could make his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. New fan art from BFHDesign gives us an idea of what Mortensen could look like as Magneto, and you can check it out below.
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Here is the official synopsis for X-Men: Dark Phoenix:
This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
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