Bryan Cranston still wants to play Mister Sinister…but has the role already been snatched up? Last year, after mentioning that he’d be interested in playing the role of X-Men villain, Mister Sinister, Cranston has reemerged once again to announce his desire to portray the mad scientist. Recently appearing on AMC’s Geeking Out, Cranston had this to say, when asked about which villains he’s interested in.
“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.”
It’s possible though, that role has already been cast. X-MEN: APOCALYPSE director Bryan Singer recently revealed (via film commentary) that Sinister will appear in Hugh Jackman’s final WOLVERINE outing. Singer placed a teaser for the character (real name: Nathaniel Essex) in the after credits scene for “Apocalypse,” hinting at something greater. But that film’s director, James Mangold, has denied any involvement with the character. Of course he could be keeping his lips sealed for a future reveal. The actor believed to be playing a role that could be considered Mr. Sinister is Richard E. Grant, whose character was directly described as being a mad scientist.
Artist Hamza Javed recently did an awesome manip of Grant as Sinister, which you can see below: