Date: 27th April 2007

Second spin-off for X-Men

The second in a series of X-Men spin-off movies will be made by Blade: Trinity director David Goyer.

He will direct Magneto, which will focus on the character played in the three X-Men films by Ian McKellen.

The new film will tell the story of the young Magneto, reports

The plot will see him learning to use his mutant power to hunt down Nazi war criminals.

It's not yet known who will play the young Magneto but it's thought McKellen will have a small part to play in the movie.

As well as directing Blade: Trinity, Goyer wrote the script for Batman Begins.

No director has been announced yet for Wolverine, the first of the X-Men spin-offs.

Source: Press Release