One of our finest exports, Michael Fassbender is this morning being strongly linked with the roles of two villains in two huge comic book adaptations.

First up, Matthew Vaughn apparently wants Fassbender to star opposite James McAvoy in his X-Men reboot, X-Men: First Class. McAvoy is Professor Charles Xavier, and Vaughn wants the Irishman as Erik Lensherr, the future Magneto. Empire Magazine are saying that Vaughn's Kick Ass star, Aaron Johnson is also in line for a role - of the man who will be Cyclops, Scott Summers.

Fassbender is also being pursued to star in the new Spiderman flick, being helmed by (500) Days of Summer director, Marc Webb. No word on what part he'd play, but rumours are saying The Green Goblin could make another appearance. The hugely talented Dingle native will next be seen in Jonah Hex, playing a henchman.