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Michael Fassbender: maybe your new (young) Magneto?

06.08.2010

We've already got James McAvoy (WANTED) as the young mutant idealist Charles Xavier in Matthew Vaughn's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. But who will be his friend-then-foe Erik Lehnsherr, a.k.a., Magneto?

According to Showbiz411, Michael Fassbender is being pursued for the part of the powerful magnetism manipulator. The Irish-German actor is best known for his part in the INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS' messy plan, as well as 300's Spartan warrior Stelios ("Then we will fight in the shade").

But Fassbender (who also appears as a villain henchman in JONAH HEX) might have a comic conundrum -- he's reportedly also being chased to play the baddie in Sony's SPIDER-MAN reboot, presumably as the new/different/non-Dafoe Green Goblin.

Fox's X-MEN prequel takes place before the days of leather-clad X-heroes we know from Bryan Singer's movies, and focuses on Xavier and Erik's relationship: Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.

Extra Tidbit: Good choice? Which role would you rather see Fassbender take, if any? Or who would be a better selection?
Source: Showbiz411

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10:04PM on 06/09/2010

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5:03PM on 06/09/2010
OH, yes, please, please!
OH, yes, please, please!
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4:44PM on 06/09/2010

I don't know...

I'm sure he's a good actor but I've always thought Joseph Gordon Levittt was the best choice for a young Magneto.
I'm sure he's a good actor but I've always thought Joseph Gordon Levittt was the best choice for a young Magneto.
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3:10PM on 06/09/2010
Magnus!
Magnus!
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1:31PM on 06/09/2010

Very good actor...

...but I don't like either of these roles for him. I could care less about Spider-Man, but I second anomaly7's vote for Tom Hardy as Magneto. I think he'll match better with James McAvoy on-screen than Fassbender would (especially in terms of height, McAvoy - 5'7, Hardy - 5'9, Fassbender - 6'0)
...but I don't like either of these roles for him. I could care less about Spider-Man, but I second anomaly7's vote for Tom Hardy as Magneto. I think he'll match better with James McAvoy on-screen than Fassbender would (especially in terms of height, McAvoy - 5'7, Hardy - 5'9, Fassbender - 6'0)
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12:23PM on 06/09/2010
Good choice.
Good choice.
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11:16AM on 06/09/2010
Could you have found a worse photo of the guy? He looks like he just emerged out of an Irish pub after an all night drinking session and a breakfast of meth.
Could you have found a worse photo of the guy? He looks like he just emerged out of an Irish pub after an all night drinking session and a breakfast of meth.
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5:05PM on 06/09/2010
Yeah, come on guys, what's your big allergy to posting gorgeous pics of gorgeous men? And no, Mickey Rourke in his hey day is NOT what we mean.
Yeah, come on guys, what's your big allergy to posting gorgeous pics of gorgeous men? And no, Mickey Rourke in his hey day is NOT what we mean.
4:55AM on 06/09/2010
Spider-Man and X-Men: Two reboots I can't wait to see!
Spider-Man and X-Men: Two reboots I can't wait to see!
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4:44AM on 06/09/2010

Good Actor

I was hoping for Mark Strong considering the guy is the ultimate movie villian in most movies he plays, but Michael Fassbender was very good in the movie Hunger, so I think he'd be a good Magneto
I was hoping for Mark Strong considering the guy is the ultimate movie villian in most movies he plays, but Michael Fassbender was very good in the movie Hunger, so I think he'd be a good Magneto
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4:40AM on 06/09/2010

Good Actor

I was hoping for Mark Strong considering the guy is the ultimate movie villian in most movies he plays, but Michael Fassbender was very good in the movie Hunger, so I think he'd be a good Magneto
I was hoping for Mark Strong considering the guy is the ultimate movie villian in most movies he plays, but Michael Fassbender was very good in the movie Hunger, so I think he'd be a good Magneto
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1:49AM on 06/09/2010

Fence Sitting

X-Men: First Class. For some reason I'm kinda on the fence for this one. IMO Matthew Vaughn knocked Kick-Ass out the park but his involvement with X3 still bugs me as much as Brett Ratner's workmanlike effort in trying to fill his shoes.

I do like this casting though, he's an actor with presence that's largely been ignored.

Side note...I'm glad they're rebooting Spiderman but do they really have to re-use the same villains. Come on!
X-Men: First Class. For some reason I'm kinda on the fence for this one. IMO Matthew Vaughn knocked Kick-Ass out the park but his involvement with X3 still bugs me as much as Brett Ratner's workmanlike effort in trying to fill his shoes.

I do like this casting though, he's an actor with presence that's largely been ignored.

Side note...I'm glad they're rebooting Spiderman but do they really have to re-use the same villains. Come on!
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11:19PM on 06/08/2010

Any Basterd is all right with me.

But will there be good scotch?
But will there be good scotch?
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11:07PM on 06/08/2010
I think Fassbender could successfully capture that same misguided menace that McKellen displayed. I'm not sure how McAvoy measures up to Patrick Stewart, but this, at least, I can see.
I think Fassbender could successfully capture that same misguided menace that McKellen displayed. I'm not sure how McAvoy measures up to Patrick Stewart, but this, at least, I can see.
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10:38PM on 06/08/2010
I'd like Tom Hardy for Magneto, but Fassbender wouldn't be a bad choice. And if they're making Green Goblin the villian of the new spiderman, than I am officially calling this a remake and not a reboot. Out of all the Spiderman villians we have to start repeating them already. To hell with with that. Bring back Raimi and give me Spiderman 4!
I'd like Tom Hardy for Magneto, but Fassbender wouldn't be a bad choice. And if they're making Green Goblin the villian of the new spiderman, than I am officially calling this a remake and not a reboot. Out of all the Spiderman villians we have to start repeating them already. To hell with with that. Bring back Raimi and give me Spiderman 4!
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4:44AM on 06/09/2010
Never thought about Tom Hardy, but thats actually a great choice. Hardy is a great actor and he can even do bald
Never thought about Tom Hardy, but thats actually a great choice. Hardy is a great actor and he can even do bald
10:16PM on 06/08/2010

Tough choice.

Spider-man reboot will be the bigger film, but he's got sequel opportunities with X-men.
Spider-man reboot will be the bigger film, but he's got sequel opportunities with X-men.
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10:09PM on 06/08/2010

I'm going with Magneto

The Spider-Man reboot looks like hell even with Jamie Bell. And Matthew Vaughn hasn't let me down yet.

I liked Michael Fassbender in IG.
The Spider-Man reboot looks like hell even with Jamie Bell. And Matthew Vaughn hasn't let me down yet.

I liked Michael Fassbender in IG.
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9:59PM on 06/08/2010
If he's being pursued for both that's pimp. Definitely one of those tough situations you're fortunate to have, but just don't know which one to choose!
If he's being pursued for both that's pimp. Definitely one of those tough situations you're fortunate to have, but just don't know which one to choose!
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9:57PM on 06/08/2010
Great actor, he would definitely do a good job, but I'd prefer Joseph Fiennes.
Great actor, he would definitely do a good job, but I'd prefer Joseph Fiennes.
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9:51PM on 06/08/2010
Well, the Spiderman reboot smells like shit. But pretty much everything FOX makes IS shit, so tough choice. I'd have to say First Class, though, only because of Vaughn.

Really, though, I don't see this guy making a good Magneto anyway.
Well, the Spiderman reboot smells like shit. But pretty much everything FOX makes IS shit, so tough choice. I'd have to say First Class, though, only because of Vaughn.

Really, though, I don't see this guy making a good Magneto anyway.
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