[Movies] Ian McKellen Says He Doesn't Always Understand the Plot Of X-Men Movies
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.06.2013
Until he sees them with an audience...
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ian McKellen revealed that he doesn't always understand the plot of the X-Men movies he stars in, including the most recent, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
He said: "I don't always understand the plots of these films until I actually see them with an audience. It's all about going into the past, basically. And so I don't get to go into the past. I don't think I'm spoiling it by saying that. But we are there in the beginning when the plot is hatched."
He assured us that Magneto is in "very safe hands" with Michael Fassbender, who plays the younger version.
He also compared Magneto to Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises. He added: "The odd thing about a Gandlaf is that he's good through and through. Magneto is a bit of both. He's well-intentioned, but he perhaps politically is not very sound, and I'm not sure that I quite agree with his tactics."