It looks like James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender may be reprising their roles as leading men of Fox’s X-Men a while longer. Heroic Hollywood is reporting a rumor that the two stars signed a deal with Twentieth Century Fox over the weekend that will have them both appearing in future X-Men movies.
McAvoy and Fassbender have played Charles Xavier and Magneto, respectively, since X-Men: First Class. They reprised those roles for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and will do so again for X-Men: Apocalypse. Apocalypse was said to be the final film required by their contracts, but both had previously left the door open to do more.
The rumor also suggests that the studio looking to sign back Nicholas Hoult (Beast) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) as well. In interviews, Hoult has said he’s open to the idea of returning, but Lawrence has said she is likely done with the franchise after Apocalypse.
No further details about the deal were revealed, such as how many movies it may lock the stars in for. It does seem to contradict previous rumors from Heroic Hollywood that Fox would reboot the franchise after Apocalypse.
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