Bryan Cranston is on record as saying he’d love to play Mr. Sinister, revealing his desires at New York Comic-Con last year. Now that the villain is confirmed for the film — until you read below — you might think this is teasing Cranston’s involvement. Likely not the case since the film has been shooting and Cranston’s name hasn’t been whispered in connection to the final Wolverine story — unlike his turn as Zordon in the Power Rangers reboot.
Don’t think that’s stopped Cranston from dropping those supervillain desires from his talking points. In the preview for AMC’s Geeking Out above, Cranston explains why Sinister interests him over a villain like Lex Luthor:
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.
I think there are plenty of people who would disagree with Cranston on Lex Luthor, especially given Jesse Eisenberg’s confusing turn in Batman V Superman, but you can see where he’s going. He wants something that could be fresh for the screen.
There is still a chance Cranston could get his wish, though, but it’s a thin chance. James Mangold is either trolling everybody on Twitter or he’s got different plans than Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer when it comes to the villain’s appearance in the final Wolverine film.
He’s also quick to point out that a DVD commentary isn’t a proper source for information, especially when it comes from another movie.
This could just be misdirection, of course. The details about the final Wolverine film are still scarce despite Hugh Jackman’s appearance on social media and the trickles we’ve heard related to Old Man Logan. Another one of those “wait and see” type of situations, which could technically be every situation you’ve ever read about.