James McAvoy’s Professor X having a pivotal role in DARK PHOENIX is a given, but the question on everyone’s mind is if Michael Fassbender will return as Magneto. According to MTV’s Josh Horowitz, we should “bet big” on him coming back as the ever-conflicted and passionate Erik Lehnsherr.
Want to know Fassbender's X-MEN future? Bet big on him appearing in DARK PHOENIX but not NEW MUTANTS. Oh, I just saw Michael Fassbender BTW
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) May 15, 2017
On NEW MUTANTS: other rumored castings – James McAvoy as Prof X – not true. He is not in movie, per sources.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) May 11, 2017
Mystique actress Jennifer Lawrence previously said she would consider coming back if McAvoy and Fassbender were in the mix, so is she on board as well? We’ll find out soon enough as filming begins this Summer in Montreal for theatrical release on November 2, 2018.