Michael Fassbender Officially Cast As Magneto in X-Men: First Class
Actor Michael Fassbender has officially joined the cast of the X-men reboot “‘X-Men: First Class.” Fassbender will join the cast of the upcoming restart to the franchise as the villainous mastermind Magneto.
Fassbender was the target of two studios over the past month, both courting him to play the role of bad guys in different comic book adaptations. Fox, in charge of “X-Men: First Class,” began pursuing the actor two weeks ago as the two sides entered negotiations to bring Fassbender on board in their reboot. Columbia was also looking to add the actor to their reboot of the “Spiderman” franchise.
The film “Inglorious Basterds” provided Fassbender with a spring board to fame as he impressed in the role of Canadian spy Archie Hicox. Fassbender will next appear on the big screen in the Roman action film “Centurion,” which is directed by Neil Marshall and will hit theaters this August.
(Source: THR Blog)