Exclusive: Michael Fassbender Shot A Secret Marvel Appearance

According to our trusted and proven sources, Michael Fassbender is making a secret Marvel appearance, which can only mean more mutants.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

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For fans, the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company in 2019 meant just one thing: the X-Men are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it also meant that the MCU would be getting to take their own stab at the Fantastic Four (like so many failed attempts before them), the X-Men have been one of the most popular comic book franchises in the world for decades and frustratingly separated from Iron Man, Thor, and all the others. However, according to our trusted and proven sources, once-and-presumably-future Magneto actor Michael Fassbender has shot a Marvel appearance for some upcoming project. Hopefully, the rest of the mutants cannot be too far behind. 

Naturally, there is already precedent for Michael Fassbender appearing as Magneto in a Marvel movie. Fans were elated to see Patrick Stewart’s Professor X pop up in the trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, though it took the actor himself confirming he would appear for some to think it was not some kind of trick. In a way, it was, considering that this particular version of Charles Xavier was a parallel universe variant and not the man we had seen in previous movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past. Also, he got his neck broken pretty quickly, so that is that.

However, it certainly opened the door for his former co-stars like Michael Fassbender to appear in a Marvel film. It seems that Michael Fassbender will be doing more of a cameo in the vein of Patrick Stewart than a full-on supporting role, but the more mutants we get in Marvel films, the more it seems imminent to have the most feared and hated superhero team to actually be established. 

Marvel Studios has been revealing more hints in Phase Four that they have some plan for mutants to enter Universe-616, the most recent being the revelation that Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) had some mysterious mutation in her genes that allowed her to access super-abilities. While the Disney+ show pulled back just shy of full-on calling her a mutant, it definitely feels like groundwork for recognizable stars like Michael Fassbender to appear as a connective bridge between the Fox films and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Michael Fassbender began playing Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr to his friends) in the 2011 soft reboot film X-Men: First Class, in which he played a younger version of the master of magnetism. By 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, some time travel trickery allowed both Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender to play the primary Marvel mutant villain/sometimes hero. The recent introduction of the concept of the multiverse to the Marvel Cinematic Universe essentially gives Kevin Feige free rein to utilize multiple versions of the same character, so more appearances of mutant characters are inevitable. There is any number of upcoming projects in which Michael Fassbender could make a Marvel appearance, but the recently announced Secret Wars in which multiple heroes and teams are pitting against each other seems a very likely choice.