‘Basterd’ Fassbender considering roles in Spider-Man; X-Men

Michael Fassbender is, without a doubt, one of the best and most exciting actors working today. He blew us away in Steve McQueen‘s Hunger and Andrea Arnold‘s Fish Tank, and became the all-time most badass on-screen movie critic in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds.

He’s now being courted by two major studios for starring roles in their respective Marvel comic adaptations. According to Showbiz 411, Fox want him to join Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class as a young Magneto (alongside James McAvoy‘s young Professor X). Meanwhile, Sony want him to play the as-yet unnamed villain in their Marc Webb-directed Spider-Man reboot.

Both begin production very soon, so it’s unlikely that Fassbender could take both (very appealing) roles. Highlander style, there can only be one. More news as it develops. Fassbender will next be seen in another comic book movie, Jonah Hex.

In other X-Men: First Class news, former Bond girl Rosamund Pike (who we loved in An Education) screen-tested for the role of Emma Frost. As we said, more news as it develops.

Discuss: If you were Fassbender, which role would you choose?

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