Michael Fassbender to play Magneto?

Could be joining X-Men: First Class

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender has been approached by Marvel to star in two of its tentpole movie-verses – X-Men: First Class and Spider-Man.

The star of Inglourious Basterds and the upcoming Centurion is being touted to play a young Magneto in Matthew Vaughn’s First Class, which has already cast James McAvoy as a young Professor X.

Meanwhile, rumours abound that Fassbender has also been offered the part of the unknown villain in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man re-do.

According to Showbiz411, Fassbender will have to choose between the roles, though, as his schedule won’t be able to accommodate both.

Which puts him in an unenviable position – which Marvel franchise to jump aboard? Either could lead to a profitable series if done right. Our money’s on First Class, with Magneto providing some brilliant possibilities for the actor.

Think Fassbender would be a good Magneto?

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 9th 2010, 17:51

      Great to see Michael being offered big roles, he's a terrific actor.

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    • joker16

      Jun 9th 2010, 18:51

      This is so depressing. The minute they get recognized for the brilliant performances they pull off in "real films", they are immediately offered the big studio "paycheck movies." He has already f'ed up by appearing in Jonah Hex, all we can do is pray he doesn't give in to these latest titles. Is there anyone out there with a little integrity anymore?

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    • KerrAvon

      Jun 9th 2010, 19:19

      With all the money haemorrhaging out of film, a lot of actors will be taking what they can get. Magneto will clearly be a meatier role than a relaunch of spidey.

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