Goyer talks Invisible Man
David S. Goyer has confirmed the story we already knew, X-Men Origins: Magneto is on hold until after Wolverine, although he does reveal that it's more than just on hold, it's actually waiting to see if Wolverine is successful or not before they go ahead and make it.
Wise, but worrying for X-Men fans. In the meantime it's full steam ahead with his latest project, The Invisible Man, yes it is the remake.
We've seen The Invisible Man in various guises since H. G. Wells created the character, for me the most memorable though is the television outing with David McCallum, you know the Doctor from NCIS, yes I thought you might get that better than any other reference, possibly even better than The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I could have said Sapphire and Steel and really confused you. Wait a moment, I'm really surprised that there were only seven episodes of The Invisible Man and thirty-four of Sapphire and Steel, I would have thought that the other way around.
"All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic, heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned."
Anyway, I digress, it seems that David S. Goyer has something more interesting in store for us than a straight reworking, and he throws in the overused Hollywood made up word of re-imagining. However in his case I'm inclined to believe that this means something more than a shallow remake.
He reveals that he has a few tricks up his sleeve about the character and his intended powers, but he's not willing to reveal what that is, just to tell us that it's something that's never been done before with the character. So no looking into Rhona Mitra's bedroom again then?
The interview comes from Collider through Cinema Blend and while he doesn't give that much away about either X-Men Origins: Magneto or The Invisible Man, he does reveal that the Magneto story is going to be mainly set in 1961.
That tells us that the scenes of the holocaust, etc. are flashbacks and that the story is centred in the sixties, in a time before the mutants wore costumes, probably at a time when they really began to pick sides and stand up for themselves, or rather to be noticed.
It will begin with Magneto and Xavier teaming up against another character, and ultimately bringing them to their chosen paths as the characters we see in the X-Men films.
I'm interested in the Invisible Man film, and what different take that Goyer can bring to the story, but I'm a bit concerned that we might never see the Magneto film, just a bit though, I do think Wolverine will be a hit and if the momentum stays then Magneto will have his day.