James McAvoy & Michael Fassbender Up For More X-Men Movies?
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ may be coming, but it looks as though it
won’t be the end for James McAvoy’s Professor X or Michael Fassbender’s Magneto…
According to Umberto Gonzalez of Heroic
Hollywood, the mutant duo has already signed up for even more ‘X-Men’ movies
– extending their contracts.
“Over the weekend, Channing Tatum finally closed his deal to
star as Gambit for FOX. Seems like he isn’t alone,” he explained. “Got a tip
over the weekend and the hot rumor is that both Michael Fassbender and James
McAvoy have reportedly made deals to continue playing Magneto and Professor
Xavier in future X-Men movies.”
Of course, co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult
already made headlines by revealing that their time as X-Men was coming to an
end… and Michael Fassbender had plenty to say about that.
“I’m not sure,” he told MTV
News. “I presume [Lawrence and Hoult] are talking about contractually. All
of us signed on for a three-film deal, so we’ll just wait and see what happens
Obviously, their appearances in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ would
bring the young stars’ three film deal to a close… but with the booming
popularity of the ‘X-Men’ franchise after ‘Days of Future Past’, I can’t help
thinking that 20th Century Fox would be keen to keep them on.
And Fassbender himself admitted to MTV that he’s “always
interested in moving forward.”
But what about everyone else?
“I’m also told the studio also wants Nicholas Hoult and
Jennifer Lawrence back as well but the latter seems unlikely,” said Gonzalez. “Lawrence
has said Apocalypse would be her last time playing Mystique.”
When it comes to the return of Professor X and Magneto, it
seems we’ll have to wait and see how ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ plays out first. After
all, the cataclysmic events we expect in the movie could forever change the ‘X-Men’
“In terms of Fassbender and McAvoy’s deal, I don’t know
specifics, how many more films, etc., but I’m told it sounds like Fox got both
actors to stay for more X-Men films.”
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ heads to cinemas on 27 May 2016.