X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX - Michael Fassbender Reportedly Returning As Magneto, Won't Appear In NEW MUTANTS

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX - Michael Fassbender Reportedly Returning As Magneto, Won't Appear In NEW MUTANTS

While official casting announcements have yet to be made, a new report from MTV claims that Michael Fassbender will join his co-star James McAvoy in returning for X-Men: Dark Phoenix...

While the future of 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise was a little unclear after the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, the studio finally confirmed their next three films last month as Deadpool 2New Mutants, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The first two films have already begun casting, while Dark Phoenix has been rather silent, though many have assumed it will be continuing where Apocalypse left off with its cast. A prior report from THR also made mention that James McAvoy would return as Professor Xavier for Dark Phoenix, but would remain absent for Josh Boone's New Mutants

Now, according to MTV's Josh Horowitz, we will also be seeing Michael Fassbender suit up as the Master of Magnetism at least one more time in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, though an appearance in New Mutants also won't be in the cards. "Want to know Fassbender's X-MEN future? Bet big on him appearing in DARK PHOENIX but not NEW MUTANTS. Oh, I just saw Michael Fassbender BTW," Horotwitz wrote on Twitter.

While it's best to take this information with a grain of salt until official casting is announced, it's hard to imagine Fox continuing the story set up in Apocalypse without McAvoy and Fassbender. The core cast's contracts expired with Apocalypse, but both actors expressed willingness to return for future films. There's still no word on whether Jennifer Lawrence will return as Mystique, though given her vocal disinterest in the role and franchise, it doesn't seem very likely.

Are you glad to hear about the possibility of Fassbender's return? Let us know in the comments! X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set for release on November 2, 2018.
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