Another day, another Steve Jobs casting rumor.

As Deadline first reported and the LA Times has confirmed, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" thesp Michael Fassbender is in "early talks" to star as the Apple co-founder in Sony's upcoming biopic, which previously flirted with both Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale for the role (it was reported just yesterday that Bale had turned down the part).

With a script by Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network") and with Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") signed on to direct (Seth Rogen is also said to be in talks for the role of Jobs' business partner Steve Wozniak), the project certainly has pedigree on its side, but will Fassbender bite? We've certainly been down this road before, but he's an inspired choice and (on paper at least) the film is looking like a megawatt potential awards-season contender that could pay big dividends for the actor down the line.

Do you think of Fassbender is a good choice for the part?

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.