Fassbender Officially Joins X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Michael FassbinderMagneto has been found! After much speculation, actor Michael Fassbender (INGLOURIOUS BASTARDS, JONAH HEX) is slated to play the super squad’s arch-nemesis in the upcoming X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. The film examines the early life of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, the two friends who would eventually grow to become Professor X and Magneto respectively. Fassbender joins a cast that includes James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Benjamin Walker as Hank “The Beast” McCoy. Principal photography is set to begin in London this August with a theatrical release date of June 2011.

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