Earlier this week, MTV’s Josh Horowitz teased his upcoming interview with Alien: Covenant star Michael Fassbender on Twitter, saying that it seems very likely that the actor will be reprising his role as Erik Lehnsherr, aka Magneto, for X-Men: Dark Phoenix (but not X-Men: New Mutants). Well, today that interview was released in full and you can hear for yourself why Horowitz thinks Fassbender’s villainous mutant is returning.
In the interview on Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast (via MTV), the host asked Fassbender if he might be appearing as Magneto again in any of the planned X-Men films, to which the actor responded with, “Possibly, yeah – likely.” Horowitz then asked Fassbender to blink for Dark Phoenix or New Mutants, and according to him (because it’s an audio podcast and we can’t see him), he blinked for the X-Men: Apocalypse follow-up, Dark Phoenix.
Horowitz confirmed the blink in the following tweet.
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) May 18, 2017
In an interview with Cinema Blend released earlier today, producer Hutch Parker suggested that some of the characters from the last X-Men trilogy, which began with 2011’s X-Men: First Class, could appear in the film. Those characters might include Magneto, Professor X (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne). Also, several of the younger mutants that joined the team in Apocalypse are expected to appear. That lineup of mutants includes Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Jubilee (Lana Condor) and Quicksilver (Evan Peters). Also, a new iteration of Rogue has been rumored to appear, but that has yet to be confirmed.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is slated for a November 2, 2018 release. Josh Boone’s The New Mutants, starring Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane and Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, will hit theaters April 13, 2018.
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