Michael Fassbender Eyeing Magneto Role in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Michael Fassbender has begun early negotiations to play the role of Magneto on the upcoming “X-men: First Class” film. Fassbender was reportedly being considered by both Fox and Columbia for roles as Magneto (for Fox) and the villain in the Spider-Man reboot (for Columbia).
The newest X-men flick will star James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier and will take a look at the X-men team from a younger age than the previous trilogy. Fassbender, if brought on board, would play the role of the mutant leader Magneto. Matthew Vaughn is directing the film for Fox, and the studio is in the midst of final casting with hopes that filming can begin in London in August.
Fassbender broke onto the scene in “Inglourious Basterds” and has two more movies hitting the big screen soon. He is also in “Jonah Hex” which opens Friday, and the Roman action film “Centurion” which opens in August.
(Source: THR Blog)