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Simon Kinberg says X-Men: First Class sequel will focus on Magneto

18 February 2012

X-Men franchise veteran Simon Kinberg who is penning the sequel to X-Men: First Class with Matthew Vaughn has revealed that the eagerly awaited follow up will focus on Michael Fassbender's villainous Magneto.

Speaking to MTV News, Kinberg said "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."

He also revealed that audiences will be afraid of the master of magnetism explaining "I think the truth is ultimately that because Michael is such an interesting actor, he'll never be full-on anything.

He'll have a villainous side and he'll have a sympathetic human side you'll be able to relate to but you'll also be afraid of him. He becomes Magneto, he says 'Call me Magneto' at the end of the first movie."

While there's no start date for the X-Men: First Class sequel where Fassbender suits up to become the villain of the story, he'll be seen in Ridley Scott's Prometheus.

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