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  1. Entertainment

    Assassin’s Creed Film Starring Michael Fassbender in the Works

    Possibly terrifying, possibly exciting news is coming this way. The exciting part is that there's an Assassin's Creed movie coming down the pipe, and it's starring everyone's favorite creepy android, Michael Fassbender. The terrifying part is that, as with all video game movies, anything that sounds particularly good from the start has the potential to be an even bigger letdown. Maybe this time, finally, someone will be able to buck the bad-movie-about-a-video-game trend. Maybe.

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  2. Entertainment

    Michael Fassbender is Wonderful, Breathtakingly Creepy in New Prometheus Video

    You can say one thing for Ridley Scott's forthcoming Alien prequel Prometheus, it has some of the most compelling promotional material out there. First there was the faux-TED talk from the future, then there was the trailer, and now there is this exquisite short film starring Michael Fassbender as an android produced by Weyland industries. See it after the break.

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  3. Entertainment

    The Hobbit Casting: What We Know

    Well, The Hobbit has finally been greenlit, and you know what that means! That's right! Everybody and their mom can start flipping out about casting rumors! From the usually reliable Deadline:
    Word is Martin Freeman will soon be set to play Bilbo Baggins, that Jimmy Nesbitt has been offered a role and that Michael Fassbender is being pursued for another as is David Tennant. Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis are expected to reprise Gandalf and Gollum.

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  4. Entertainment

    Inglourious Basterds‘ Lt. Archie Hicox is Magneto in X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class has reeled in someone exceptional: Showbiz 411 reports that Michael Fassbender, perhaps better known as the German-speaking British Lieutenant Archie Hicox from Inglourious Basterds and Spartan warrior Stēlios (You remember: "Then we will fight in the shade.") from 300, has officially signed on to play Erik Lensherr a.k.a. the mutant supervillain Magneto in Matthew Vaughn's upcoming origin film story. Fassbender's presence was already a welcome sight in those two films, but if you've seen his performance in the 2008 Irish film Hunger, in which he plays IRA hunger strike leader Bobby Sands, you'll know just how good he is, and what exciting news this is for the X-Men film.

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