Michael Fassbender's next film could be Irish Myths

Michael Fassbender , it's fair to say, has had a pretty decent 12 months.

After a strong 2011 (including his blockbuster breakout, X-Men: First Class ), Fassbender's 2012 has kicked off with tremendously varied style, with Haywire , Shame and A Dangerous Method all impressing.

And that's before Prometheus has even come out.

And it doesn't look like the actor is resting on his laurels, as he's already lining up another project in the form of Irish Myths .

The script is currently being written by Ronan Bennett ( Public Enemies ), and will focus on the Ulster Myth Cycle from Irish mythology. Fassbender is set to play Cuchulain, a hero compared to Achilles for his short life and subsequent fame.

Interestingly, he's also known for his monstrous battle frenzies, which could look extremely cool on screen.

There's currently no news on a director, let alone a release date.


Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.