Michael Fassbender Wanted for Roles in X-Men & Spider-Man
More interesting casting "news" to sort of report on, since it's not even close to being official. Showbiz411, which is a reliable blog, says that actor Michael Fassbender (seen in 300, Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Fish Tank, Centurion, Jonah Hex) is being "pursued" for a couple of big roles in two upcoming comic book movies. First, he's the person that Matthew Vaughn wants to play Magneto (aka Erik Lehnsherr) in Fox's X-Men: First Class reboot. Secondly, apparently he's in the running for a villain (they say "the villain") in Spider-Man 4, but I can't imagine there's only one villain in that reboot. But neither role is confirmed yet.
I hate reporting on this kind of casting news because it's way too early to be talking about it and it's all very speculative anyway. He could, in the end, not star in either of these roles. Showbiz411 says he "can't do both" (why not? because of scheduling?) so he'll either have to choose one role or the other (or neither). We also already know that James McAvoy has been cast as Charles Xavier in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class prequel. But we haven't had any official casting for Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot yet. I love Fassbender and I'm always glad to see him in any movie, so either of these would be fine by me. We'll keep you updated!