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It's Official: Michael Fassbender Is Magneto in 'X-Men: First Class'

June 26, 2010 (3:00 am) GMT
The 33-year-old German-Irish actor entered talks with Fox two weeks ago, and the deal between him and the studio is now done.

The rumor has been made official. is on board to star as Erik Lensherr aka Magneto in "". The actor, who had been reported being offered the lead role in the film, entered talks with 20th Century Fox two weeks ago and now the deal is done, The Hollywood Reporter states.

Fassbender will star opposite who has previously signed to play Charles Xavier aka Professor X. The studio is currently looking for actors to play other mutant characters as they are prepping to start shooting this August in London, England. Earlier this week casting director Mindy Marin left the project but she has been replaced by Joseph Middleton.

Matthew Vaughn is set to direct the film, which will chart the epic beginning of the "X-Men" saga and follow Xavier and Lensherr when they were still close friends who worked together with other Mutants to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. Fox eyes June 3, 2011 U.S. release date for this action sci-fi.

Michael Fassbender stars in "" which has been released on June 18 in the U.S. He also has roles in films such as "" and "", and will next appear in Neil Marshall's Roman action movie "", which is slated for U.S. limited release on August 27.

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