Earlier this month Michael Fassbender ( Inglorious Basterds and 300) had a decision to make. Would he play Magneto in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, or would he take on the role of a unknown villain in Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot? Well, he's made his choice, and he chose X-Men!
His casting in X-Men: First Class only ups the value of the film, and gives us another reason to be excited for it. I hoped that Fassbender would choose the Magneto role, I think it will be a better role for him in the long run. Plus he'll do an awesome job as Magneto, he's a great actor.
He will join the only two other actors that have official been cast in the film so far James McAvoy who is playing Professor X, and Benjamin Walker who will be playing Beast.
The film will be about the formation of The X-Men and show us the relationship origin story of a young Xavier and a young Magneto. Here's the official Plot synopsis:
X-Men: First Class, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were 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.
What are your thought on Fassbender taking on the role of Magneto?
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