JoBlo interviewed David Goyer, writer of X-Men Origins: Magneto. X-Men Origins: Magneto was announced before X-Men Origins: Wolverine but apparently Fox is waiting to see the response how fans react to the new Wolverine movie.
Is X-MEN ORIGINS: MAGNETO happening soon for you? That is waiting on WOLVERINE opening. You know, Fox is just waiting to see… I think they are curious as to what is the appetite of the spin off movie...
I read that your X-Men begins in the concentration camp. That was sort of the transformative moment for [Magneto] so there is no way you can't involve that. But the bulk of the movie takes place around 1961-1962.
Here's hoping the Magneto movie happens along with a new X-Men film. X-Men: The Last Stand wasn't received well with fans, mainly because of an intense hatred of director Brett Ratner, but I loved it and thought it was far superior to the first film. It was just like the comic books and even had the famous "fast ball special" with Colossus throwing Wolverine.