On the eve of the red carpet premiere of the latest X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, I find myself reminiscing about the actor who played Magneto in these films, Michael Fassbender, and how I dedicated nearly 10 years being a devoted fan of his. I managed a fan blog, Fassinating Fassbender (FF), and it was so well received that I impressed him and his management enough to be granted an interview with him at the near height of his new found fame in 2010. However, in 2018, I decided to stop writing on the blog and focus on other things in life, and in writing things for this blog, ToZ.
As I received an email notice yesterday informing me that it was time to renew the domain for FF, I thought about it for a full day, and then decided that it was time to just pull the plug. My intentions were to keep it up and running for archival purposes for the next several years. But I'm interested in moving on now and not looking back. Of the nine years of writing great articles for FF, I decided that the one article that was worth preserving was my brilliant interview with Michael. So with that, I copied the interview, and the fan comments to ToZ and on it's own page.
If you're interested, please go to this link: http://www.theatreofzen.com/p/archive-article-fassinating-fassbender.html
Just two years ago I would have gone through hell and back to try to attend the world premiere red carpet of the latest X-Men movie, but now, I can't be bothered with it, and I truly find that sad.
The extraordinary cast and filmmakers of #DarkPhoenix celebrate the World Premiere in Hollywood. See it in theaters this Friday! https://t.co/saPWPHerM4 pic.twitter.com/rZ8l7gdoTr— 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) June 5, 2019