Michael Fassbender talks ‘X-Men: First Class’ sequel

Actor eager for new movie to capture comic book's 'complexity'

Michael Fassbender has hinted that his character Magneto may not be a clear-cut villain in the sequel to X-Men: First Class.

In an interview with IFC, the Shame actor said that he wanted the follow-up to the 2011 flick to explore the complexities in the relationship between his character and Professor X, played by James McAvoy.

He said:

You know what’s interesting about Magneto and Proffesor X from the comic books as well, is there’s such a complexity to their relationship. It’s not just like clear-cut enemies; they’re best friends as well.

He went on to add: “In the comic books, even after they’ve had this sort of rift, Professor X asks Magneto to come back and look after the students at certain points.

“I think there’s always that complexity in their relationship and we want to keep that alive as possible, because that’s I think a really interesting thing – the conflict there.”

Fassbender has recently been linked with the lead role in Brazilian director José Padilha’s reboot of Robocop. Earlier this week (January 17), he also received a Best Leading Actor nomination for this year’s BAFTA Film Awards for his role in Shame.