Fans Choose the Perfect Actor to Nail the Role of This Anticipated Mutant Villain in the MCU
Who will portray the next Magneto?
Marvel fans have been dying to finally see X-men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Disney acquired 20th Century Studios. The iconic mutant heroes are exactly what the MCU needs right now. And of course, we also need some iconic mutant villains.
Recently, a Reddit user has sparked a fascinating debate about who could step into the shoes of the iconic mutant villain, Magneto, in the MCU.
Taking over a role previously embodied by the legendary Ian McKellen is no small feat. However, fans believe that if there's anyone who can rise to the challenge, it's Jeremy Irons.
Despite his mixed experiences with big-budget fantasy films like Dungeons and Dragons (2000) and Eragon (2006), Irons' acting prowess remains unquestioned.
Fans fondly remember Irons' portrayal of Alfred in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). His performance was widely appreciated, leaving many wishing he had been given more screen time. Now, they see an opportunity for Marvel Studios to capitalize on what Warner Bros. and DC may have missed out on.
Fans envision a hardened, more ruthless version of the character than what we've seen in the Fox's X-Men movies. Irons' commanding presence could bring a new level of intensity to the character, making him a formidable adversary in the MCU.
The idea of Irons' Magneto going head-to-head with characters like Thanos and Kang the Conqueror is a thrilling prospect that has fans buzzing with excitement.
Casting Irons as Magneto would not only give him the opportunity to put his unique spin on an iconic role, but it would also be a major win for Marvel Studios. Bringing an actor of Irons' caliber into the MCU would undoubtedly benefit the franchise.
Jeremy Irons emerges as a top contender for several reasons. His age is appropriate for the character, and his acting skills could significantly boost the film's appeal.
If we consider other actors who could offer a compelling portrayal of Magneto, Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Craig, or Christoph Waltz could also fit the role, although his casting might stir some controversy.
Daniel Craig was actually really close to making his debut in the MCU. But it's probably a good thing he didn't, because now there is a chance he will portray Magneto.