Michael Fassbender is expected to return for X-Men: Dark Phoenix but won't appear in the New Mutants spin-off - that's according to MTV's Josh Horowitz. The reporter recently conducted an interview with the Magneto actor, inferring on Twitter that he gleaned that information from those talks.
Want to know Fassbender's X-MEN future? Bet big on him appearing in DARK PHOENIX but not NEW MUTANTS. Oh, I just saw Michael Fassbender BTW— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) May 15, 2017
Horowitz's interview is scheduled to be released as a podcast on Wednesday.
Jennifer Lawrence, Fassbender's co-star as Mystique for three X-Men films, once said that she, Fassbender, and James McAvoy, who played Professor X in those films, all agreed not to return unless they return as a trio.