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Will Magneto face off against Magneto in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class"?

Access Hollywood caught up with Ian McKellen at the junket for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," where he weighed on Michael Fassbender, who played the younger version of his mutant hero-turned villain.

"First class I would say," the actor said (a nod to the title) when Access asked about Fassbender's performance in the 2011 ?? prequel film. "I thought he was terrific."

But with the original Professor X and Magneto - Patrick Stewart and Ian - returning in Bryan Singer's next installment in the Marvel ...

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