Michael Fassbender
Actor Michael Fassbender attends the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" world movie premiere in New York May 10, 2014. Reuters/Eric Thayer

After Wolverine changed the events by travelling into the past, Magneto will go into a different direction in “X-Men Apocalypse.” Cast member Michael Fassbender revealed in a recent interview that his character will be living a normal life in the movie, initially.

In an interview with Screen Rant, Fassbender revealed that the forthcoming movie will show that his character will have “disappeared” for eight years and he will be living a normal life. Erik will stop being Magneto and not use his powers for a long time.

The change in heart of the character may have happened because of a woman. Viewers will find that Erik has fallen in love and has a family in the movie. Fassbender said that his character will be living a “simple life.” “I think he’s serving his family, you know. He does what he does so he can provide shelter and security for his family,” he said.

The normal life that Erik will live will only be temporary as he will be joining the villain in “X-Men Apocalypse.” The character will be seen working in a factory, where he can use his powers but doesn’t. He considers this work to be a form of “penance” for all the things he did in the past. But, he will not be able to escape his past.

“I just always liked that idea, when Simon and I were originally talking about this, that physically he’s sort of toiling and laboring, and in a way it’s a form of penance. But, you know, things catch up to him. We know that history catches up with people, and that’s kind of a cool thing that we see in this as well,” Fassbender said.

The actor revealed that Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), Charles (James McAvoy) and Hank (Nicholas Hoult) develop a close relationship, while Erik will have nowhere to go. While he is on his own, he gets recruited by the villain to be one of The Four Horsemen in “X-Men Apocalypse.”