Inglourious Basterds star will play Magneto in the X-Men reboot

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Director Matthew Vaughn has already found the young Professor X for his X-Men: First Class reboot film in Wanted star James McAvoy—but who'll be playing opposite McAvoy as the young Magneto? Vaughn may have filled the role of that X-nemesis, according to geektyrant ... or maybe not.

Vaughn would reportedly like Michael Fassbender, who starred in Inglourious Basterds and 300, to take on the role. But it turns out that there's a comic-book casting conflict.

Fassbender is apparently up for a role in the coming Spider-Man reboot as well, and since both of these franchises will be filming their next installments at the same time, he can appear in only one.

Since exactly which villain the actor might portray hasn't yet been decided, it's a little too early to know which of the two films would best let Fassbender show off his chops. But based on what little we know, which Marvel movie do you think he should sign up for—Spider-Man or X-Men?