Despite the fact that Marvel Studios' X-Men reboot is still a number of years away, the studio has begun planting the seeds for their anticipated arrival to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But aside from the several easter eggs and references we've seen throughout Phase Four so far, Kevin Feige has made it clear that they have no plans of beginning the casting work for the mutant-centric project.
But that hasn't stopped fans from picking their bets and coming up with their own MCU X-Men teams, and honestly, some of the fan castings that have surfaced all over the internet are actually pretty good. Most of us are already aware of the Taron Egerton and Giancarlo Esposito dream castings, but one actor has apparently also been on the fans' radar for quite some time now.
It turns out that Star Wars and Star Trek actor Jason Isaacs is among the fan favorites to play Magneto in the franchise and frankly, I can totally see him as Erik Lensherr. Even Instagram artist @spdrmnkyxxiii seems to be on board with the idea as he recently came up with an amazing artwork depicting Isaacs as the founder of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Check it out here:
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The character has been played to perfection on two separate occasions by Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender and while I have complete faith in Marvel Studios' casting directors, it will certainly be a tough task finding an actor with the same depth as the aforementioned stars. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Marvel Studios' X-Men reboot is currently in development.