Michael Fassbender Says We Can Expect A Different Sounding Magneto In X-MEN: DOFP

Michael Fassbender Says We Can Expect A Different Sounding Magneto In X-MEN: DOFP

In a revelation which is sure to annoy those already frustrated with the X-Men movies' fractured continuity, Fassbender tells Empire that in this movie he will sound much more like a younger Ian McKellen -- something he wishes he'd done in X-Men: First Class.

Michael Fassbender's increasingly Irish sounding accent in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class has been the subject of a lot of debate. He begins the movie with a fairly neutral, but definitely leaning towards British sounding accent, and by the time the final showdown on the beach is underway he sounds as if he's just stepped out of my local pub! Well it seems that we can expect yet another variation in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past, because Fassbender reveals to Empire that he's "changed his accent" once again to better portray a younger version of Ian McKellen's Magneto, who also appears in the movie.

"I hope it's not too much of a weird switch, but in the first one it was a concern for me..and I actually kind of wish I did this [accent] the first time. Because at the beginning I was studying McKellen and doing that cadence...But Matthew kind of liked my accent and my rhythms...But on this one I listened to McKellen constantly. I had him on my iPhone all the time."

Fassbender again says that he regrets not going that route initially, and that he hopes it won't be "too sharp a leap" from what he'd done before in First Class. Guess we'll find out next year! Do you guys think this was a good idea since both actors will be appearing in the movie..or should he have stuck with the Irish brogue for continuity's sake?
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Hudson3D - 11/2/2013, 9:41 AM
OK.. Thanks Mike.
JamesMan - 11/2/2013, 9:42 AM
Lucky bastard had Ian McKellen talk to him for hours on the phone! I'm sorry Michael, I can't stay mad at you.
marvelstudios - 11/2/2013, 9:42 AM
ManOfKrypton - 11/2/2013, 9:42 AM
I hate what they've done to his hair in this one... It looks like he's had a fight with a lawn mower!
RorMachine - 11/2/2013, 9:44 AM
It's just helmet hair.
SuperCat - 11/2/2013, 9:44 AM
From the headline, I thought for a sec he was going for something like the Bale/Batman voice.
deamon - 11/2/2013, 9:51 AM
I don't hear the difference between english, irish or scottish. I hear difference between them and american english.
RorMachine - 11/2/2013, 9:55 AM
Seriously? That's odd..I can tell the difference between all of the American accent variations.
Nubase - 11/2/2013, 10:04 AM
his accent did not even bother me, its not even an issue
TheRationalNerd - 11/2/2013, 10:05 AM

Days of Future Past
(Possible)Weapon X Spin-off for wolverine in the 70's-80's after his conscious leaves his body.
First Class 3
Age of Apocalypse

I have faith in you Fox!

Also wanted to add, would any of you all be interested in seeing a solo Magneto movie featuring him and his involvement with Genosha?
JordanKing - 11/2/2013, 10:06 AM
@Ror Any chance of knowing when those poll results to which Marvel trailer fans preferred will be posted?
SpectacularJoSh - 11/2/2013, 10:08 AM
I didn't mind his accent sounding a bit different than McKellen's...besides,Magneto does know a lot of languages and their different accents so him not sounding like his older self matches the profile of someone with those attributes any way.
thewolveRAYne - 11/2/2013, 10:11 AM
It will b ok....relax. Remember Storm had an accent too....just sit back and enjoy the ride. If any movie franchise plays out like a coMic series its the xmen. Continuity is always an issue. Nothing new. Why do you think we're going back in time in tHe first place. Ha ha.
Fry - 11/2/2013, 10:12 AM
The fabric and the color of his suit looks neat.

I really hope Hot Toys will make a figure of this guy with Fassbender Headsculpt. Sold out day one.

Concerning the topic, Fassbender had some sort of great accent in Inglorious Bastard so I'm not worry.
RorMachine - 11/2/2013, 10:15 AM
Well I guess it has been 10 years between movies..more than enough time to pick up an accent depending on where's he's been hanging his helmet.

PantherX - we don't post the poll results anymore, but it was Cap 2..by a large majority!
Gigacrusher45 - 11/2/2013, 10:20 AM
Really??? Did people complain about his accent? What about Xavier too then? People can sound different as they get older anyway so what's the big deal.

If he's also talking about speech patterns then that's cool but accent should not be that big of a concern.
beane2099 - 11/2/2013, 10:32 AM
It takes place in the 70's. NO ONE had good looking hair in the 70's. This holds especially true for the people that THOUGHT they had good looking hair. The Cliff Richards-es and Donnie Osmomds of the world fall into that category.
ruadh - 11/2/2013, 10:34 AM

If it makes you feel any better, I can hear a definite difference between Irish, Scottish, certain regions of England, Welsh, etc. It may not be as immediate as someone from the area, but I've never mistaken Irish for English.
marvel72 - 11/2/2013, 10:37 AM
"we can expect a different sounding magneto" i hope he sounds like pee wee herman. :D
beane2099 - 11/2/2013, 10:39 AM
@ DudeGuyMan

That's amazing.
Super12 - 11/2/2013, 10:50 AM
I think its smart, I always wondered why he didn't try to sound more like McKellen in the first one. Can't wait to hear what it sounds like!
ThePowerCosmic - 11/2/2013, 11:10 AM
I had a dream last night that Apocolypse was in this film and he looked fricken awesome! I wish I could show everyone what he looked like in that dream, every comic fan would love it!

That being said...since this story seems only faintly related to the comic story, I hope we get a nod to Apocolypse for future films. Enough Magneto, we need a new better villain to invigorate this franchise.
maninfinesuit - 11/2/2013, 11:12 AM
The more I hear about how they're trying to link this up better with the original trilogy, the more I think, 'Glad it'll be going to Redbox eventually.'
Ocelot - 11/2/2013, 11:20 AM
LOL Magneto did not sound Scottish towards the end of First Class, he sounded distinctly Irish as his real accent kept slipping out.

You cannot mistake an Irish accent for an English one, though some of those grating northern accents sometimes sound like broken Welsh, ugh cant stand northerners.

I like that they're gonna have him sound like Mckellen in this one.
StrangerX - 11/2/2013, 11:30 AM
How can you not tell the difference. Its like comparing a South Boston accent to a New Yorker from Brooklyn.
prettynucIear - 11/2/2013, 11:32 AM
tried watching first class today and it was actually pretty dumb. too many mutants and comical directing.
GliderMan - 11/2/2013, 12:05 PM
It's not that big of a deal. Over the past four years I've developed a nice Southern accent, and this movie is ten years past First Class.
TheOneAboveAll - 11/2/2013, 12:14 PM
Damn he is handsome...
On a side note, this is going to be awesome
Jollem - 11/2/2013, 12:16 PM
i've never been on the continuity bandwagon. there's only like 3 things, and they are really just trivial
OrgasmicPotatoe - 11/2/2013, 12:26 PM
I've never even noticed the slightest accent in First Class. Might be because English is not my first language.

Hey Mike, try a Quebecer accent next time !
TheRedSkull - 11/2/2013, 1:34 PM
Well I heard some Irish coming through in First Class towards the end but it didn't deter from the character at all in that movie.

If it's done well and it shows Magneto's progression into becoming Ian's one, then I'm happy. It won't ruin continuity for me.
BANEofExistence - 11/2/2013, 1:58 PM
Faszbender was amazing as Magneto imo and I can def imagine him as a younger Ian Mckellen... He looks like a young Ian imo... I think the scenes between Fassbender and Hugh will be amazing, and its be cool if we could get a scene between Patrick Stewart and Fassvender, basically trying to convince him that they are still allies in the future
nowtheresaBATman - 11/2/2013, 3:39 PM
I wish Fassbender had hair like the way Jim Lee used to draw him, longer, curly & white. That would be Magneto to perfection.
xXkryptoniteXx - 11/2/2013, 3:55 PM
Interesting, I can't wait for the finish product. This movie is not coming out any time soon and it's getting too much attention, that I fear it will have too much expecation to even break.
jackdawak - 11/2/2013, 4:11 PM
Right cuz its not like he didn't switch from english to irish accents towards the end of First Class. Lets throw in a third accent for the hell of it
JoJo1982 - 11/2/2013, 5:01 PM
Fantastic four
Weapon X(the Wolverine 2)
X-men Age of Apocalypse
Fantastic Four 2
Silver Surfer
X-Force 2
X-men vs FF
NovaCorpsFan - 11/2/2013, 5:11 PM
Feck it MAC, yeh cot me out yeh bastard.
MightyZeus - 11/2/2013, 5:19 PM
I didnt mind his accent in First Class. Although i do envy Fassbender for talking to Sir Ian Mckellan on the phone constantly.

I'm looking forward to Michael's new accent in DOFP.
NovaCorpsFan - 11/2/2013, 5:26 PM
To whoever can't tell the difference between Irish, English, Scottish accents, here's a few examples:

Geordie (English)
Y'see if ya go-na do a Geordia accnt, ya beesically need to drop a few vow-els wheneveh yeh tork.

Mank (English)
Y'a'right? D'you need aneh [frick]in' 'elp ya dosy cow?

Brummy (English)
Youroight babs? D'yeh fancy a po' ha tea?

Scouse (English)
I was, eh, talk(fleghm)in' teh me mate the othair day, an' 'e told me 'e were a 'ermaphrodite.

Cockney (English)
Leave i' aht slaaaaaaaag!

Dub (Irish)
Y'ah'roight Nidge? Yeh bin on deh 'shrooms, have yeh?

Cork (Irish)
Trooly Iarish, serve ooonly deh best qualiteh meat from aroond deh countree.

Donegal (Irish)
Ballybouffey? Aye, 'ts a shuthole.

Welsh (Wales)
I'm coookin' an egg fer theh very fairst time, ahwoo, ahwoo!

Country Welsh

Glaswegian (Scottish)
Yoo're loo'in' fer a puss fool o' heeders, pal!

Highlands (Scottish)

D'you see a difference now?
nowtheresaBATman - 11/2/2013, 6:22 PM
^ indeed
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