It is well-known that opportunities for the application of wrought magnesium alloys have been limited by the limited low-temperature formability. The roots of this problem lie in the limited number of active slip mechanisms which results in strong deformation anisotropy, and thus brittle behavior. In this talk, a timeline of historical developments in magnesium alloy formability enhancement will be presented. Then, emerging solutions will be considered with an eye towards alloy/precipitate control mechanisms for activation of non-basal slip modes, and reduce/randomized texture. The scientific opportunities and challenges for each mechanism will be deliberated, and future research and development opportunities will be considered.