Michael Fassbender Torn Between Villain Roles in ‘X-Men: First Class’ and the ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

The actor has been offered to play young Magneto in X-Men and an unnamed villain in Spider-Man.

Michael Fassbender up for X-Men: First Class and Spider-Man reboot villian roles
Michael Fassbender up for X-Men: First Class and Spider-Man reboot villian roles
It seems that one of last year's famed basterds is choosing between two superhero villains for his next film project. Showbiz 411 is reporting Inglourious Basterds star Michael Fassbender is being courted for roles in both X-Men: First Class and the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot.

The site reports that Fox wants Fassbender to portray a young Magneto in X-Men: First Class alongside James McAvoy, who will play the young Charles Xavier/Professor X. Columbia also wants Fassbender to portray the villain in the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, although the site didn't reveal what specific character that villain would be.

While both are Marvel films, both are at different studios and Fassbender won't be able to do both films due to his schedule and will have to choose between the projects.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further developments surrounding Michael Fassbender, X-Men: First Class and the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot as soon as we have more information.

X-Men: First Class was released June 3rd, 2011 and stars James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.

Sources: Showbiz 411

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Comments (18)

  1. Cripple

    He would be so bad-ass in either movie. And I agree Insert, Copley should get a shot should Fassbender pass up Magneto.

    5 years agoby @crippleFlag

  2. Remy72883

    either way doesn't effect me i don't think i will be seeing either or

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  3. T.Clark

    If Fassbender doesn't choose Magneto, I say Sharlto Copley should get a shot.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  4. T.Clark

    John C. McGinley for Norman Osborn.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  5. renodc

    You've got to go with Magneto. The Magneto character is far superior in depth to any of Spiderman's foes. As a matter of fact, the majority of the Spidey villains suck.

    5 years agoby @renodcFlag

  6. The Soylent Green Monkey

    I say go for Magneto.

    5 years agoby @soylentgreen2Flag

  7. Movie_jedi

    it all depends on which villain their talking about for spider-man? but he would make a great Magneto!

    5 years agoby @movie-jediFlag

  8. Emmytt

    x-men chosse it

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  9. kdawg007s

    i would choose magneto

    5 years agoby @kdawg007sFlag

  10. ejk1

    If he had to choose right now, he should take the X-Men role, simply because it seems to be the more stable project.

    @Insert, I guess great minds think alike. A few months ago I posted something similar on how they should handle Osborne. Build him up as character, so the transformation can be that more damaging. As for first villain, it should not be one of the big names(Green Goblin, Venom, Doc Ock). I recommended Kraven, especially because of the push he's been getting in the comics lately-even though he's been dead for more than twenty years. Others went for the Vulture, citing the aerial fights that could be awesome. I think Electro, Shocker, and Chameleon should be in the running as well. Everyone is so into trilogies, but if done right, Spider-Man could have a five or six movie run(this is why I'm against Jamie Bell or any other twenty-something year old actor playing the role. He'll get too old before long). They could do a movie to introduce everything, and use a B-list villain. By doing this, there will be room for growth. Then they could go to Doc Ock, followed by a movie showcasing the Lizard. After that could come a movie with Venom, and then of course next should come Venom and Carnage. To top it off, the Green Goblin is the villain in the sixth movie. This is just a sequence I came up with months ago. Whether or not they will do something like this is entirely up to the studio, writers, actors, and box-office performance.

    5 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  11. IamBATMAN

    i would do the x-men movie but thats only b/c i think the spiderman reboot will suck and mathew vaughn is not gonna ruin the x-men movie but thats just me

    5 years agoby @iambatmanFlag


    @insert - i agree completely. They need to build the character of Norman with his relationship to truly make an impact. There is such a wide variety of villians they can start with, so it comes down to that. Lets see if they are smart.

    He would play a great Magneto, but the question is who will he play in spiderman. that question, and if he will be signed for so many movies for each character...that is what i want to know...

    5 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  13. Jonnred

    X Men would be a better choice

    5 years agoby @jonnredFlag

  14. stabalice83

    screw the new Spiderman, he should take X-MEN

    5 years agoby @stabalice83Flag

  15. the MovieGhost

    I really like the sound of this. Personally, I love Michael Fassbender, especially from 300 :D, so whichever project he chooses, I'm sure it's going to be great!

    5 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  16. T.Clark

    They couldn't choose a better pic of him...like him minus the facial hair? lol

    He's German, which is good for the character of Magneto and him and McAvoy are only at a 2 year age difference...also good. I can see him in the role, but I guess it depends on what the Spidey villain is.

    I'd rather the main villain for the first film in the reboot not be Norman Osborn/Green Goblin. It would be too similar to the other series. Norman should be introduced as a strong supporting character, a father figure to Peter after Ben is killed. If they really play that up after a movie or two, his ultimate transformation into the Goblin could be that much more devastating.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  17. Narzion

    i would take spider-man role

    5 years agoby @narzionFlag

  18. the Narrator

    Hmmm... David Webb or Matew Vaughn. Tough choice.

    Villain wise, Magneto would be more memorable, but then again it is Fux.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

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