January 20th, 2012

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another Michael Fassbender interview

Michael Fassbender is doing a lot of interviews lately to promote his several films and also as part of Oscar campaigning.

This piece talks exclusively about his role in X-Men: Michael Fassbender ponders Magneto’s loyalties in “X-Men: First Class” sequel

Two excerpts:

Asked how he’d characterize his role in the first film — which seemed to be both hero and villain at times — Fassbender said that ambiguity was entirely intentional, and something they’d like to carry through in future installments.

“I get where [Magneto] is coming from, that’s for sure — having read the source material, the comic books,” he explained. “From what we know with human beings, history has told us that we’re a pretty destructive race, so you can see where he’s coming from. It’s always interesting for me to have the villains doing positive things as well as negative or destructive things. I just think it’s more realistic.”

“You know what’s interesting about Magneto and Professor X from the comic books as well, is there’s such a complexity to their relationship,” he explained. “It’s not just like clear-cut enemies; they’re best friends as well. In the comic books, even after they’ve had this sort of rift, Professor X asks Magneto to come back and look after the students at certain points.”

“I think there’s always that complexity in their relationship,” he said. “And we want to keep that alive as possible, because that’s I think a really interesting thing — the conflict there.”

Michael has talked about Magneto's comics background before, here aaaand here.
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The Proper Care of Actors - Chapter Eleven

Title: The Proper Care of Actors
Authors: clocks, clear_liqueur, etharei and afrocurl
Pairing: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Erik is an A-list action star who is notoriously difficult to work with, until the day he gets cast alongside Charles Xavier, rom-com darling who can charm the pants off movie audiences the world over and apparently even one Erik Lehnsherr. The paparazzi catch them out and about soon enough, and their real-life Hollywood movie romance becomes instant tabloid fodder.

Chapter 11: To Me, You Are Perfect

This is the Holiday Special, in which Cupid strikes - repeatedly - and Charles and Erik spend time with each of their respective families. They also have mountains of sex, and then sex on a mountain.
xmen: erik&charles3 parenting conferenc


Yes, it's time to play the "how big a geographic spread can we get this week?" game again! :D

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Fics: If You Have A Family, You’re Rich and he guards their steps

Title: If You Have A Family, You’re Rich
Author: honeybearbee
Pairing: Erik/Charles, Logan/Scott, others
Word Count: ~1955
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In a universe where Erik and Charles didn’t split up, they raise the next generation of mutants. They have a large family of children and adults, and everything is going swimmingly, minus the rest of the world trying to kill them. Then their son Scott starts dating the fighting instructor, Logan. It’s going to take all of Charles’ powers to keep Erik from ripping Logan’s metal skeleton out.
Notes: Messing with all canons like whoa, so this is a massive AU of comics and movies, all blended together.

Title: he guards their steps
Author: honeybearbee
Pairing: Logan/Scott, Erik/Charles, others
Word Count: ~1250
Rating: PG
Summary: How Scott learns he is more like his family than he previously thought.
Warnings: Blood, but not a lot and only mentioned once.
Notes: A continuation of If You Have A Family, You’re Rich.