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X-Men: Dark Phoenix to feature Michael Fassbender as Magneto

The Master of Magnetism might be back for another run with X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Or at least that is what the makers hint at!

hollywood Updated: May 30, 2017 17:17 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times

The next big film in the X-Men continuity for Fox will be X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and anticipation has been really high for the project ever since it was announced. There have been rumours and speculations about who would or wouldn’t make the cut for the movie as contracts of actors Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), and Nicholas Hoult (Beast) expired with the last outing — X-Men: Apocalypse. But, a recent reveal promises the return of Micheal Fassbender as the much -loved mutant, Magneto.

The actor recently spoke to MTV‘s Josh Horowitz during the Happy Sad Confused podcast and that is when Horowitz shared the tease indicating where Fassbender’s future in the X-Men universe leads. Horowitz mentioned in a tweet that the actor will return for Dark Phoenix, but not for New Mutants.

Fassbender’s Magneto first came into existence as Erik Lehnsherr in X-Men: First Class, and has since played an important role in almost all movies as the mutant leader who blurs the line between hero and villain.If this tease does hold value, Fassbender could play a pivotal part in Jean Grey’s development in the movie, much like the ill-fated X-Men: The Last Stand.

Michael fassbender as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse. (20th Century Fox)

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First Published: May 16, 2017 17:50 IST