Michael Fassbender joined Twenty Century Fox’s X-Men back in 2011 as Erik Lensherr/Magneto in X-Men: First Class but he isn’t a fan of everything when it comes to his portrayal of the character on the big screen.
Fassbender was featured at the Toronto Film Festival’s Opening Night Soirée last night and discussed what it’s like working on such a large comic book franchise and how one scene, in particular, really embarrasses him to watch back.
During the special event, a retrospective played featuring many key scenes throughout Fassbender’s career, including the scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which Lensherr is confronting Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) on an airplane.
“I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest. I just think it’s me shouting. It’s just like” — he made an angry face and flailed his arms around — “some dude shouting.”
The moderator, Cameron Baily, reminded Fassbender that it was too late now to change anything.
“I know, Tell me about it,” added Fassbender.
While this scene might disappoint Fassbender, fans have come to know him in the role of Magneto and was last seen in X-Men: Apocalypse. X-Men: Apocalypse releases on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 4th.
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he wasworshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.