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Jon Hamm out as Antonio Banderas steps in to New Mutants villain role..

April 3rd, 2018 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Something Sinister is happening with the New Mutants movie.

Along with the massive re-shoots, which according to rumours are to increase the horror elements of the movie inspired by the success of IT (?!), it now appears that 20th Century Fox have decided to replace Jon Hamm with Antonio Banderas as one of the movie’s villains

Yes you read that right; 20th Centuary Fox are about to replace the guy who played Don Draper with the guy who played Puss in Boots.

Hamm had originally been cast to play Nathaniel Essex aka Mr Sinister and was all set to appear in the post credits scene, with a major reveal already in the can, Fox stepped in and changed the movie at the last minute.  In a move that would make 1995 excited, the studio have now enlisted Antonio Banderas for the post credit sequence but he is not expected to play Mr Sinister.

Fox have not announced who Banderas will be playing and there are a whole lot of evil mutants whom he could portray but the rumblings are that he will be the voice of Demon Bear, the main villain of the movie.

Other rumours suggest that Jessica Chastain’s villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be Mrs Sinister.

Aside from the main Fox X-Men universe it appears that the studio are flying by the seat of their pants with the X Franchise, recasting roles, lots of reshoots, and making as many movies as the can in the seemingly little time that the have left while the rights are still in their hands before the increasingly likely take over by Disney.

As well as this, New Mutants’ release date is moved to August 2nd, 2019 from February 22nd, 2019. On top of this, X-Men: Dark Phoenix  will arrive on February 14th, 2019 rather than the original November 2nd, 2018 release date.

Source: CBM

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