Entertainment Weekly has confirmed Showbiz 411’s scoop that Michael Fassbender (“Inglorious Basterds”) is in talks with 20th Century Fox for the role of Erik Lensherr, aka Magneto, in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class.
As noted, earlier this month Showbiz 411 reported that Fassbender was being pursued for roles in ‘First Class’ as well as the 3D Spider-Man reboot. If EW is to be believed, it appears as if Fassbender has opted to latch onto the ‘First Class’ role.
X-Men: First Class is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3, 2011. Spider-Man (in 3D) is slated for July 3, 2012.