According to Showbiz 411 Michael Fassbender, who starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds last year, is being pursued for two comic book movie roles.
Matthew Vaughn is apparently interested in having Fassbender play a young Magneto in X-Men: First Class, while Sony is keen on signing the actor up as the new villain in the Spider-Man reboot.
If audiences accept the new Spider-Man as well as the previous trilogy then Fassbender will be seen by a lot more eyeballs, and he may get a bigger paycheck if the film reaches the same $800 million heights as before. However, the trend for Spidey villains is that they meet their demise towards the end of the film, so it may only be a one film deal for Fassbender.
With X-Men: First Class, apart from being almost perfect for the part, Fassbender may get to appear in future sequels which he may find attractive. Magneto is also a lead character alongside James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier, so this will be Fassbender first major leading role in a blockbuster.
Which film should Fassbender go for?