Fassbender As 'First Class' Magneto?
Entertainment Weekly reports that 20th Century Fox is in talks with Michael Fassbender (EDEN LAKE) to play Erik Lensherr, the future Magneto, in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.
If all goes well Fassbener, also in INGOLRIOUS BASTERDS and today’s DC Comics-derived film JONAH HEX, will join James McAvoy as young Charles Xavier, who begin as friends before fate will cast them as enemies.
Production is scheduled to begin in England this summer, under director Matthew Vaughn (KICK-ASS).
The article says Michael Fassbender was also under consideration to play the as-yet-unknown villian in Sony/Columbia’s reboot of SPIDER-MAN.
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is due in theaters June 3rd, 2011.