May 25th, 2006

X-Men Movie Prequel?

There is talk that a prequel to the X-Men movie trilogy may be in the offing.

If you’ve already seen X-Men: The Last Stand (if not, don’t continue), there’s a scene (circa 20 years ago) where Eric Lehnsherr (Magneto) and Professor Charles Xavier pay a visit to the Grey household to check on a telekinetic girl named Jean. Amazingly, the actors McKellen and Stewart look twenty times younger, thanks to a digital ‘airbrushing’ technology that zapped ages from their faces.

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Stewart was so impressed, he said, “The technology could come in handy if plans for “X-Men” prequels ever materialize”. “Ian was saying the other day there has been talk of a prequel with a younger Magneto and Xavier,” Stewart said. “Well, here we are, Ian and I. Wheel us out and spend the money on the technology.”

Read full article (via Yahoo! Movie News)

Photo courtesy: AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Lola

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