Michael Fassbender: Choice Between Spider Man and X Men

By Roger Friedman

hollywoodnews.com: Michael Fassbender had a hot year last year, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” and in Steve McQueen’s “The Hunger.”

He also proved himself a good dancer in Cannes with Robin Wright Penn at the big “Basterds” party.

Now Fassbender is in–as his “Basterds” David Nivenish character might say, a bit of a pickle.

He’s being pursued, I hear, for two different Marvel comics movies. Matthew Vaughn is said to want him for “X Men: First Class.” Fassbender would play young Professor X, played in the first three films by Ian McKellen.

At the same time, Fassbender is being pursued to play the villain in “Spider Man 4,” aka “No Toby Maguire Here.”

Two different movies from Marvel, but two different studios: Fox for the first, and Columbia for the second. He can’t do both.

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  • June 7, 2010 | Permalink |

    You say “Fassbender would play young Professor X, played in the first three films by Ian McKellen.” I agree that Fassbender is probably being considered for the part played by Ian McKellen–but that part is NOT Professor X. Ian McKellen played Magneto.

  • June 7, 2010 | Permalink |

    You are obviously confused.

    James McAvoy has already been cast as the young Professor X. Ian McKellan played Magneto in the X-Men films, so I assume that Fassbender is wanted to play the young Magneto.

  • June 16, 2010 | Permalink |

    I want to play the young Magneto which 27 years in the movie! This role was created for me! I ask the director Matthew Vaughn and producer Bryan Singer to draw their attention to me! You can find me here! http://twitter.com/New_Magneto

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