Posted on Friday, June 25th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Earlier this month, it was also reported that Matthew Vaughn wanted Michael Fassbender of Inglourious Basterds and Hunger for the role of Magneto in X-Men: First Class. At the time it was sais that the actor was also being pursued to play the bad guy in Sony’s Spider-Man reboot, but the actor can only do one or the other. We now have an answer – Fassbender has signed on to play Erik Lensherr, who later becomes Magneto.
I’ve also been told that casting director Mindy Marin is no longer on the project, and that she has been replaced by Joseph Middleton (New Moon, Old School, Go, Donnie Darko).