‘Star Wars’: Michael Fassbender Reveals He Was Up For A Role In ‘The Force Awakens’

'Assassin's Creed' star Michael Fassbender reveals he was once up for a role in J. J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

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Michael Fassbender is no stranger to sci-fi and geek favorite film franchises. Having played a young Erik Lensherr/Magneto in Fox’s X-Men film series and an android named David in Ridley’s Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus, Fassbender’s next entry in the sci-fi genre will be a live-action adaptation of the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed. While promoting the film, Fassbender spoke with MTV.com where he revealed that he had once been up for a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Fassbender confirmed that he was one of several actors who discussed the possibility of taking on a role in The Force Awakens with director J. J. Abrams.

“We talked about a role. We had a conversation. I’m pretty sure I was busy doing something else in the summer he was kickstarting that.”

Fassbender does not appear to have any regrets about missing out on a role in the beloved Star Wars franchise, telling MTV.com that he “absolutely” enjoyed watching The Force Awakens as a fan.

For now, fans can only speculate on which role Fassbender was being considered for, though on a personal note, he would have made a great General Hux.

Assassin’s Creed is now playing in theaters!

Source: MTV

Sebastian Peris

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