X-Men: First Class II is all about Magneto

Michael Fassbender’s Magneto gets top billing in X-Men: First Class sequel, says screenwriter Simon Kinberg

X-Men First Class II Magneto

X-Men First Class II Magneto

According to screenwriter Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand, Sherlock Holmes), the follow-up to last year’s X-Men: First Class, which acted as both a prequel and a soft reboot for the franchise, will continue its focus on Magneto, played by the fantastic jawline of Michael Fassbender.

“That’s what was so cool about the first one and what we want to continue,” he said, speaking to MTV. “Magneto becomes the villain ultimately of the franchise but he’s a much more complicated character as a young man. He’s someone you sympathise with, you care about you root for even though might not necessarily agree with his methods, you understand his philosophy.

“I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael is such an interesting actor, he’ll never be full-on anything,” Kinberg continued. “He’ll have a villainous side and he’ll have a sympathetic human side you’ll be able to relate but you’ll also be afraid of him. He becomes Magneto, he says ‘Call me Magneto’ at the end of the first movie.”