Earlier this week, X-Men fans everywhere we sent into a frenzy when Bryan Singer mentioned on the X-Men: Apocalypse DVD commentary that beloved and iconic villain, Mister Sinister, was going to be appearing in next year’s still untitled, Wolverine 3, after being teased and set up in the post-credits scene for Apocalypse. No official confirmation came, of course, but it was enough for many to consider it concrete news.
It hasn’t taken long for director James Mangold to respond to the reports though, and it looks like he’s playing the coy game with the rumors this time, taking to Twitter to say:
Uh. Who is Mister Sinister? Sounds kinda corny. Please advise.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) September 15, 2016
Mangold went on to continue teasing fans on social media about the reports, at one point saying that he thinks it’s “kinda funny how a hundred media “news” outlets think a DVD commentary is a source for news headlines,” though in all fairness, it was probably the fact that Bryan Singer himself was the source of the news that made many treat it as an official confirmation.
At this point though, very little is known about the upcoming Wolverine film anyways, which is set to be Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the beloved character, and is rumored to be a loose adaptation of the Old Man Logan storyline from the comic books. So I wouldn’t be surprised if we have to wait much longer than some fans may want to know for sure if Mister Sinister is going to be appearing in the film or not.
For what it’s worth though, Bryan Cranston recently reiterated once again, his desire to play the character onscreen while appearing on AMC’s Geeking Out:
I’m interested in creating a role. I’d love to do something that hasn’t been done before. Lex Luthor, there’s been a lot of that. I’ve been asked to take a look at Commissioner Gordon. It’s like, I would be one in several and I would kind of like to carve out a new identity. Mister Sinister has always been someone…that would be very cool.
So uh yeah, Bryan Cranston wants to play Mister Sinister? One of the most iconic and feared X-Men villains of all time? You may want to get on that some time soon Fox.
Wolverine 3 is set to hit theatres on March 3, 2017.
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