Michael Fassbender is Young Magneto in X-Men First Class

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It’s almost official: barring any bumps in negotiations, Michael Fassbender (“Hey, that’s Michael Fassbender!”) is going to play Young Magneto in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming “X-Men: First Class”. The film will tell the story of how Magneto, whose real name is Erik Lehnsherr, came to meet a young Charles Xavier (to be played by James McAvoy), the man who would go on to form the X-Men and become known as Professor X.

Fassbender has been in an obscene number of movies, though your average moviegoer probably will have no idea who he is because he’s never really taken center stage, and the man is something of a chameleon. For instance, he was in last year’s “Inglourious Basterds” and he’s one of the villains in the upcoming “Jonah Hex” (the tattooed guy), though most people will have no clue. A major role in “First Class” should change all that.

Ian McKellen has played an older version of the character in all three “X-Men” films, along with Patrick Stewart as the older Professor X.

Production on “X-Men: First Class” is set to begin this summer in London under the guidance of “Kick Ass” director Matthew Vaughn, from a script by him and his writing partner Jane Goldman. Get a taste of the first class of “X-Men” in 2011.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/BZBUOXY42MWKDTFMTQIXVNUB24 Dominique

    Hell yes, this movie is gonna be fucking epic. Wesley Gibbons vs. Stilios ladies and gentlemen!!!!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    If only it was really going to be that fight. LoL. But this is good news as this has a potenital to have better cast in it than the original. I just hope some fool doesn't try and add a Young Wolverine to the cast. It sounds more like they're going with a group closer to the comics, but that Magneto's first Brotherhood may be different.

  • Laurel_leaf

    They've already added a YOUNG Mystique, completely ignoring the fact that she's OLDER than Magneto and Xavier put together! I wouldn't be surprised to see a young Wolverine–though, they'd better bloomin' not. I do love the Magneto casting, though–and so do a lot of other girls. :P