Michael Fassbender is Young Magneto

Signs on to X-prequel


X-Men: The First Class has landed itself a leading man for Magneto – and yep, Michael Fassbender will be the one donning the tin can helmet.

A few weeks back, Fassbender was reportedly considering whether or not to join First Class as Magneto, or take on other Marvel franchise Spider-Man in an unspecified villain role.

Well, it seems he’s made the right decision, opting to work with hot ticket Matthew Vaughn on his prequel comic book movie, which will dig into the past of our favourite X-Men to establish their origins – y’know, before Bryan Singer’s origins movies, that is.

Fassbender was no doubt enticed by the prospect of working with Vaughn, as well as James McAvoy, who will be sharing time with him as a younger version of Professor X.

Other actors who have recently signed on are Benjamin Walker as Beast, Rosamund Pike as Emma Frost, and rumours abound that Amber Heard could be the new Mystique.

X-Men: First Class is set to hit cinemas on 3 June, 2011.

Source: [Showbiz 411]

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 25th 2010, 9:46

      Mathew is start to pull together a great cast, I am really looking forward to this now.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 25th 2010, 17:51

      Well of course Amber Heard as Mystique, gettin her kit off is alls shes good for.

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    • zenzerozone

      Jun 26th 2010, 1:09

      Unless Fox gets absurd this could be the most x-cellent (groan!) installment of the X-Men franchise yet...yes even surpassing X2! The rift between Xavier and Magneto are the central core of the x-universe.

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    • MrSmith70

      Jun 26th 2010, 11:37

      Man this film could be unreal!! I only found out the other day that Xavier chap was travellin round after servin in the KOREAN WAR!!!! when he meets Magneto whos only a f****n HOLOCAUST SUVIVOR!!! Dont mess it up...........

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    • MagneticEye84

      Jun 28th 2010, 23:51

      This is a psuedo X-Men film because it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the original FIRST CLASS. Typical Fox Studios with their convoluted adaptations that have no respect for MARVEL'S original source material, neither resembles the books in any way, shape or form. This is pseudo X-Men for the Twilight / Glee crowd.

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