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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 Magneto, the precursor for Ian McKellen‘s later character. (Because of early senility, I mixed Magneto up with Professor X/Charles Xavier in an earlier version of this story. This is also largely due to my hearing Paul McCartney singing “Magneto and Titanium Man” in my head. Sorry.) James McAvoy is already signed to play Young Xavier.

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.

Either way, Fassbender can’t lose. He’s got four films coming out in 2010 alone including “Jonah Hex.” By the time he’s a supercomic villain, he’ll be a bona fide movie star.

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  1. [...] Showbiz411 รายงานว่านักแสดงหนุ่มหล่อไมเคิล ฟาสเบนเดอร์ จาก 300 และ Inglourious Basterds ถูกทาบให้เล่นหนังซูเปอร์ฮีโร่ถึงสองเรื่อง และต้องตัดสินใจเอาว่าจะเลือกเอาเรื่องไหน เพราะมีคิวถ่ายทำในเวลาใกล้เคียงกัน ระหว่างเป็นตัวร้ายในหนัง Spider-Man ฉบับใหม่ กับรับบทเป็นแม็กนีโตวัยหนุ่มในหนัง X-Men: First Class ของแมทธิว วอห์นครับ [...]

  2. [...] in X-Men: First Class or the (as yet unknown) villain in the Spider-Man reboot, according to Showbiz 411. Fassbender is also fanmopus in the UK for playing Thomas Rainsborough in the brilliant TV series [...]

  3. [...] Showbiz 411 is the origin of this news, which hit the web today and immediately ignited fires in the pants of any comic book geek familiar with Fassbender’s work. X-Men: First Class has already cast one of its leads — James McAvoy will play Professor Charles Xavier — and as it speeds toward a UK shoot in coming weeks, its likely that they are down to making offers for Magneto. [...]

  4. [...] Comencemos con un curioso rumor doble aparecido en Showbiz 411. El portal asegura que la agenda de Michael Fassbender está que echa humo. Su destino, se quiera o no, es un proyecto Marvel pero, aquí está la curiosidad, deberá elegir entre ser Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto en X-Men: First Class (2011) de Matthew Vaughn o el villano de Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) de Marc Webb. Parece ser que para el primer caso ha sido el propio Vaughn quien ha reclamado a la 20th Century Fox que Fassbender haga frente a James McAvoy, este un rejuvenecido Charles Xavier, en el relanzamiento de la saga mutante. La segunda posibilidad la plantea Columbia, que considera al actor como ideal para encarnar a un villano del que por ahora no se conoce el nombre. X-Men: First Class se estrenará el 3 de junio del 2011, el reboot de Spider-Man el 3 de julio del 2012 y en 3D. La verdad es que con más de un año entre ambos proyectos cabe la posibilidad de que Fassbender firme por ambos films, pero con la moda de retrasos, modificaciones de planning, etc., podría acabar haciendo colisionar a ambos proyectos. Por mi parte, creo que ser Lehnsherr le asegura volver a repetir. Ser un villano en Spider-Man mola, pero si el guionista elige el camino de la muerte desaparecerás en futuros films. Os dejo ahora con un nuevo clip de Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) de Edgar Wright que fue presentado en la gala de los MTV Movie Awards 2010 de este fin de semana. [...]

  5. [...] according to Showbiz 411 are reporting Fassbender is been lined up to appear to appear in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men:First Class as a younger Magneto and in Marc Webb’s reboot of the spiderman franchise he’ll play an unknown villan.  Due to continunity issues he’ll only be able to appear in one of the two which one is uncertain, but if all rumours are true we can say he’ll be playing some part in the Marvel Universe. [...]

  6. [...] Fassbender signing up for Spidey and X-Men reboots? Submitted by Melissa Molina on June 8, 2010 – 9:18 amNo Comment Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress PluginMichael Fassbender is quite the hot commodity in the comic book movie world, at least that’s what it looks like to us. The Inglourious Basterds and Jonah Hex actor is being pursued not just for one but two roles in upcoming Marvel Studios films, reports Showbiz 411. [...]

  7. James McAvoy has already been cast as Charles Xavier/Professor X; Fassbinder is probably being considered for Magneto.

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