In his new film he plays Magneto, a lone assassin on a plot to kill the man who murdered his mother in a concentration camp who experimented with him, when he was a young boy enabling him to move objects with his powers.
“First Class” tells the story of how Fassbender’s character became friends with James McAvoy’s Charlies Xavier.
“In this film, a lot depends on their relationship. It was very important for us to get the beat to that relationship right so when it finally does fracture, there's a sense of tragedy," says Fassbender.
He is also working on several other projects, already at the half way point with “Prometheus”, after that he says: “I think I'll disappear for a while -- with four bodyguards. I'm going to take 2 or 3 months off, for some downtime".