Michael Fassbender recently revealed that he is sure another X-Men movie is winging its way ahead. The Irish actor recently starred as Magneto, a reclusive lover of metals in Marvel Studios X-Men: First Class which took home $353.6 million at the worldwide box office. SuperHeroHype quizzed the actor at the National Board of Review Gala in NY, where Fassbender received the Spotlight Award for his roles in four 2011 movies, including X-Men: First Class. Hit the jump for the details.
Fassbender "I have no choice. They contracted me for two options. I gotta get down with it, We're at the ground level, but yeah I think there's going to be another one."
Another hint at a sequel happened back in November when 20th Century Fox hired X-Men 3: The Last Stand screenwriter & long time X-Universe producer Simon Kinberg to write a follow-up to First Class. Fassbender appears next in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire this January 20th & then in Ridley Scott's Prometheus, which arrives in theaters on June 8th. X-Men: First Class co-writer Jane Goldman recently stated to MTV about a possible sequel that she’s on-board if director Matthew Vaughn wants her:
Goldman: "James and Michael brought so much to them that I think it’s entirely natural to be talking about where those characters would go next, It was inherent in their stories and their arcs. There are so many interesting places to go. In terms of what’s going on with that, again from my point of view, it’s down to what Matthew [Vaughn] decides to do, If he decides he wants to direct the next one and if he wants me on board, I’m 100 percent there."
Matthew Vaughn did state to WhatCulture last summer that he would like a sequel to X-Men: First Class to begin with Magneto aiding the bullet from Lee Harvey Oswald that killed JFK because he wouldn’t acknowledge the mutants work in stopping global annihilation from World War III.
Vaugn: "I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned."