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Bryan Cranston really wants to be Mister Sinister in the X-Men films

September 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Bryan Cranston Mister Sinister X-Men

Following the post credit sting of X-Men Apocalypse that gave serious X-Men fanboys a real moment of joy, it seems that Mister Sinister will be next to tangle with the mutant heroes.

The rumours have been flying – including the possibility that we’ll see him pop up in the upcoming Wolverine 3 – and adding his name to the bag of snakes is none other than Bryan friggin’ Cranston.

When discussing his dream villain role on AMC’s Geeking Out, the man set the record straight; ““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.”

This follows Cranston’s comments at New York Comic Con earlier this year that suggested something similar.

Wolverine 3 is slated for a 3rd March 2017 release, so expect a trailer to paint a clearer picture over the next couple of months. Whatever happens with that one, Apocalypse’s tease makes it pretty damn clear that a Sinister presence will be felt in the X-Men universe soon.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….