One of the busiest men in Hollywood today, Michael Fassbender returns to the big screen tomorrow with Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire. That’s after a 2011 that included leading roles in Jane Eyre, A Dangerous Method, Shame and X-Men: First Class, the last of which is headed for a sequel. Today, Fassbender spoke with IFC about his thoughts on exactly where another X-film might take Erik Lehnsherr.
You know whats interesting about Magneto and Professor X from the comic books as well, is theres such a complexity to their relationship,” he explained, offering the notion that Magneto need not necessarily become a full-fledged villain. Its not just like clear-cut enemies; theyre best friends as well. In the comic books, even after theyve had this sort of rift, Professor X asks Magneto to come back and look after the students at certain points… I think theres always that complexity in their relationship and we want to keep that alive as possible, because thats I think a really interesting thing – the conflict there.
There’s not yet word on when a First Class sequel might move forward, but Matthew Vaughn is tentatively expected to return to the director’s chair. Fassbender, meanwhile, can also be seen later this summer in another genre quasi-prequel, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.