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Michael Fassbender Talks Magneto & ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’; Says He’s Been Tossing Around Ideas With Writer Simon Kinberg
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Frank’ (which is fantastic) in the US, Michael Fassbender opened up briefly about ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ his next outing as Magneto.’ Asked if he was looking forward to the prospect of going up against a character like Apocalypse, Fassbender responded, “Yeah, I mean, I haven’t got a script or anything yet, but I’m always excited to see where Simon Kinberg’s going to go with the next X-Men. X-Men’s been great to me and allowed me to do so much, including films like Frank. I’ve had a lot of fun with the cast and with the character, Magneto. So I had a good chat with Simon [Kinberg] when we were on our way to Moscow, and we tossed around some ideas on the plane over there. So I’m pretty excited to see how it all comes together.”
After shooting ‘Macbeth’ together earlier this, it was revealed in April that Justin Kurzel will direct Michael Fassbender in ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ the big-screen take on the popular Ubisoft video game. And while we’ve heard very little details about ‘Assassin’s Creed’ since that report, Fassbender has opened up about the film on the promotional campaign for ‘Frank’ in the US.
While ‘Frank’ opened in the UK and Ireland back in May, the film – which is fantastic I might add – opens in the US on August 15th. Coinciding with the US release, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domnhall Gleeson and the rest of the Soronprfbs (the band depicted in the film) teamed up to perform “I Love You All” on The Colbert Report. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and penned by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, ‘Frank’ stars Gleeson, Gylenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Carla Azar and Fassbender as the titular character, a brilliant and eccentric musician who wears a giant papier–mache head at all times.
Domhnall Gleeson plays Jon, a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head — and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gylenhaal). It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.
Derek Cianfrance’s Michael Fassbender-Starring ‘The Light Between Oceans’ To Start Filming In September
According to The New Zealand Herald, DreamWorks’ adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel ‘The Light Between Oceans’ is set to start shooting from late September. Derek Cianfrance, who previously wrote and directed the stellar ‘Blue Valentine’ and ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ is helming and adapting the drama while Michael Fassbender is confirmed to star. Both Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz are said to be in talks to join the cast.
Assuming Alicia Vikander is in the film, I’d guess she’s playing Isabel Sherbourne, the wife of Michael Fassbender’s Tom Sherbourne. In the book – which is fantastic, Isabel is described as a lot younger than Tom, and that seems to fit with Fassbender and Vikander’s dynamic if that’s the approach the filmmakers are going in (Rachel Weisz is actually older than Fassbender). If I was betting man, I’d wager that Weisz is playing a character named Hannah. All three are incredibly rich and complex characters.
Rachel Weisz Set To Join Michael Fassbender In Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Light Between Oceans’ Adaptation
Rachel Weisz is reportedly in talks to join Michael Fassbender in ‘The Light Between Oceans,’ DreamWorks’ adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel. Derek Cianfrance, who previously wrote and directed the sublime ‘Blue Valentine’ and ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ is helming and adapting the drama. Fassbender has a number of projects on the horizon, including ‘Slow West,’ ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Trespass Against Us,’ an untitled Terrence Malick movie, and ‘Assassin’s Creed.’ Weisz was last seen in ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and recently wrapped ‘The Lobster,’ an indie sci-fi romance that also stars Colin Farrell, Léa Seydoux and Ben Wishaw.
It was recently reported that Alicia Vikander was also in talks for ‘The Light Between Oceans,’ although THR’s new piece doesn’t mention her at all. Assuming Vikander is in the film, I’d guess she’s playing Isabel Sherbourne, the wife of Michael Fassbender’s Tom Sherbourne. In the book – which is fantastic, Isabel is described as a lot younger than Tom, and that seems to fit with Fassbender and Vikander’s dynamic if that’s the approach the filmmakers are going in (Weisz is actually older than Fassbender). If I was betting man, I’d wager that Weisz is playing a character named Hannah. All three are incredibly rich and complex characters.
While we’re almost 2 years away from the release of the hugely anticipated film, writer-director-producer Bryan Singer has just teased the treatment for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ The film will focus primarily on the returning cast members from ’X-Men: First Class,’ which includes Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, in addition to some younger versions of other mutants like the previously-teased Gambit and Nightcrawler. Gambit’s only big-screen appearance to date was in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ where he was played by Taylor Kitsch. Nightcrawler was played by Alan Cumming in ‘X2.’ It looks as if Gambit will be played by Channing Tatum in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’