Michael Fassbender talks X-Men: First Class sequel ideas

Exclusive: “I’ve got the hat and I’m ready for action”



Michael Fassbender’s career has gone certifiably supernova over the last year, and he looks set to continue that run with his upcoming triple-bill of Haywire, Shame and A Dangerous Method.

That’s not to mention Steve McQueen’s Twelve Year’s A Slave and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and there’s always the chance he’ll be called back for more mutant action, after having established a younger, meaner, cooler Magneto in X-Men: First Class.

When Total Film met up with Fassbender to discuss his meteoric rise to success, we couldn’t resist asking him if there are going to be more X-Men movies…

“If they make enough money usually they make a sequel. They usually give you the first one and then two options. I’ve got some interesting ideas for Magneto, as does James [McAvoy] for Professor X.

“I know we really enjoyed working with each other and it would be great if we could get that original team back. James and I were getting sort of giddy with the prospect of the next one.

“I want to see how Professor X becomes Professor X because he’s starting his journey at the end of this film but I’ve made my transition into Magneto.”

And he’s got the hat now…

“I’ve got the hat and I’m ready for action. I’ve got the purple helmet…”

Shame opens on 13 January 2012, with Haywire following on 20 January, and A Dangerous Method bringing up the rear on 10 February.

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Which of Fassbender’s upcoming films are you most excited about? Or are you simply waiting for an official announcement on First Class 2? You know where to comment…


    • mcghater

      Nov 24th 2011, 13:42

      sn****r "PURPLE HELMET"

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    • SiMan

      Nov 24th 2011, 20:59

      Don't get me wrong, i love the xmen films (apart from wolverine's own one) and know the whole relationship between Magneto & Professor X is essential to First Class - But four Xmen films in now and Magneto's been the main bad guy (Okay, Sebastian Shaw technically is in First Class), but when are we gonna see something different. Give us an Xmen 4 i say!

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    • willow138

      Nov 24th 2011, 23:49

      loves that he said "purple helmet" . such a childish sense of humour i have i know but BAHAHAHAHAHA

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