Michael Fassbender talks X-Men sequel

Gives his thoughts on Magneto's next move

Michael Fassbender is one of the busiest men in Hollywood right now, which is why it’s so heartening to hear him tapping into his inner geek to hypothesise on plot possibilities for a potential sequel to X-Men: First Class.

Speaking to IFC about the potential direction of the next movie, he posed the idea that Magneto might not necessarily be portrayed as a fully fledged villain.

“You know what’s interesting about Magneto and Professor X from the comic books as well,” said Fassbender, “is there’s such a complexity to their relationship. It’s not just like clear-cut enemies; they’re best friends as well.”

“In the comic books,” he continues, “even after they’ve had this sort of rift, Professor X asks Magneto to come back and look after the students at certain points... I think there’s always that complexity in their relationship and we want to keep that alive as possible, because that’s I think a really interesting thing - the conflict there.”

Production has yet to begin on the sequel, although Fox are confident that Matthew Vaughn will return to the director’s chair for a second time. Fassbender is a definite, however, as he’s on a multi-film contract. Well done whoever negotiated that little arrangement…

What do you want to see from the next X-Men movie? Share your thoughts, below.



    • Murphy0806

      Jan 21st 2012, 19:27

      Hopefully the Irish accent wont creep in towards the end of the next film. I mean seriously, did no one notice it while filming?

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    • LukeSween

      Jan 23rd 2012, 9:56

      Love The Fass as Magneto. On a seperate note, TF, can you get rid of that bloody Rift ad, it pops up in the middle of each page and can't see a way of closing it, so covers some of the article. The ads you have on here are annoying usually but this one takes the p**s. End of Rant.

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