Spidey Villain or Young Magneto for Michael Fassbender?

Michael Fassbender is an interesting actor. I never know he’s in a movie until he just shows up onscreen, and even then I don’t know it’s him until the credits role, or someone tells me, “Hey, that’s Michael Fassbender!” Which is rare, because most people don’t know who Michael Fassbender is. (He’s also playing a baddie in “Jonah Hex”, by the way; bet you didn’t know that.)

So, being Michael Fassbender is a pretty good deal at the moment, because according to Showbiz 411, ol Mikey is currently the object of pursuit for two mega projects — Sony’s reboot of “Spider-Man”, where he’s apparently being sought for the villain part, and Fox’s “X-Men: First Class”, where he’s wanted for young Magneto opposite James McAvoy, who is playing young Professor X.

Right now, Fassbender is trying to choose between the two projects, though I think it’s a no-brainier: he’ll probably go with Matthew Vaughn’s “First Class”. One, Vaughn is the more established director, and second, the role has franchise potential. The “Spider-Man” reboot is nice, but it’s a one-and-doner. Then again, maybe Fassbender doesn’t want to commit to a franchise? In which case, Spidey villain would be the way to go.

Either way, it’s good to be Michael Fassbender, even if most Joblo moviegoer have no idea who he is.



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

    STILIOS!!!!
    Yeah I'd take him as Magneto.

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

    I agree….kickass young Ian McKellen in the house!!!!

  • ErickKwon

    He'd be great and would bring to the part that vaguely d-baggy Euro-trash vibe young Magneto needs. By the way, Nix, “Hey, that’s Michael Fassbender!” staring at the soldiers who were shelled while hauling potatoes at the start of the “Band of Brothers” episode “The Last Patrol”!!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    LOL. See? I didn't even know that was him!

  • ErickKwon

    He'd be great and would bring to the part that vaguely d-baggy Euro-trash vibe young Magneto needs. By the way, Nix, “Hey, that’s Michael Fassbender!” staring at the soldiers who were shelled while hauling potatoes at the start of the “Band of Brothers” episode “The Last Patrol”!!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    LOL. See? I didn't even know that was him!