Michael Fassbender Gets Fired Up For PROMETHEUS

Young Magneto from the upcoming X-MEN: FIRST CLASS joins Ridley Scott’s used-to-be-ALIEN-prequel, PROMETHEUS.

It’s been a good couple of years for Michael Fassbender. A truly gifted actor (see Hunger if you don’t believe me), he’s become something of a hot commodity with casting directors. He’s had some hits - Centurion, Inglourious Basterds - and some misses - Jonah Hex (where he was the best thing in the film). He also has some intriguing films coming; he’s shooting X-Men: First Class right now, where he plays a young Magneto, and he has Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, where he plays Jung, in the can.

And now he’s signed on to star in one of the biggest movies of 2012, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The film, which began as a prequel to Alien but morphed into something new, shoots this year for a summer 2012 release (moved back from March). Fassbender will be starring opposite Noomi Rapace, star of the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Fassbender will be playing an android; he was first offered the part last year when it was still an Alien film.

I’m very much looking forward to this movie; hopefully Prometheus is a great original piece of scifi and a return to form for Ridley Scott, a director whose recent output has been uneven. And hopefully it’s the next step in Fassbender’s exploding career!