Late last week 20th Century Fox formally offered Michael Fassbender the role of Magneto following his screen test for the part the previous week. It was reported that Sony were also after the actor to play the villain in the Spider-Man reboot, but it appears they may have to look for someone else as according to Roger Friedman Fassbender has decided to play the Master of Magnetism.
Finding someone to step into the shoes of one of Britain’s best actors, Ian McKellen, can’t have been easy, although I think Matthew Vaughn has made a great choice with Fassbender.
Fassbender’s casting brings the confirmed cast up to 3, with James McAvoy playing Xavier and Benjamin Walker playing Beast. Rosamund Pike and Amber Heard are rumored to be in talks to play Dr. Moira MacTaggert and Mystique, although nothing has been officially announced.
This just leaves Vaughn and the team to find their Jean, Cyclops, Storm and their villain (whoever that will be). Filming is expected to begin in August with sets currently being built at Pinewood Studios in the UK.