Sunday 19 November 2017

Michael's disrespect for X-Men fans

Michael Fassbender said the cast had to take new risks
Michael Fassbender said the cast had to take new risks

Michael Fassbender thinks there needs to be a "certain disrespect" for X-Men fans if X-Men: First Class is to work.

The actor takes on the Sir Ian McKellen's role Magento in the prequel of the superhero tale, and revealed he thought they shouldn't pander too much to the franchise's fans.

He said: "I think we all realise there's a massive fan base out there and we definitely want them to like it. They are the first sort of go-to audience, but there has to be a certain amount of disrespect for them as well, because you're trying to do something new."

He went on: "You're trying to make decisions that you think are justifiable and you have to forget about that or you can end up not making any bold choices. And I think we all made bold choices and took risks."

Jame McAvoy, who takes on Sir Patrick Stewart's role of Professor X, said that he was happy to take the blame if the movie bombs - a fate that would sink plans for two additional X-Men prequels and a chance for the franchise to continue a few more years at least.

He said: "It is intimidating because the four films made a lot of money, so clearly people like the characters enough to go and see them.

"If it doesn't work, we take full blame."

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