Jon Hamm confirms talks for Mr. sinister to play

crazy men star Jon Hamm confirms that at one point he was in talks to join the X-Men universe as Mr. sinister in The new mutants

Way back in 2014, Fox managed to seemingly revive the X-Men franchise with X-Men: Days of Future Past† Shortly thereafter, a number of projects were announced, including: The new mutants from writer/director Josh Boone. Unfortunately, various behind-the-scenes dramas, constant delays, and reshoot plans that never happened caused the film to be delayed. One of those victims of this drama was Jon Hamm’s role as Mr. Sinister in the movie.

In the comics, Mr. Sinister a scientist obsessed with manipulating human DNA to create a race of genetically superior superhumans and primarily functions as an X-Men antagonist. Despite being one of the X-Men’s most notable adversaries, the character has yet to appear in a life adaptation. There was a tease for the character at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse that never came out and was apparently intended for The New Mutants. Now we have confirmation as to who Mr. Sinister had to play.

During a conversation with Yahoo, crazy men star Jon Hamm confirmed he was in talks to play the character. He did not say why the role never came out and makes it clear that there is no footage of him in the role:

“I never shot anything. I remember having conversations with people: I’m a huge comic book fan, especially the X-Men and The New Mutants, so I was excited to be considered. But these conversations happen and then life intervenes.”

Here’s the official synopsis for Josh Boone’s The new mutants

In this terrifying action-based film based on the MARVEL comic book series, five young people demonstrating special powers are taken to a secret institution to undergo treatments that will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions out of other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who turns into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who can fly as a Cannonball at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar energy; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). Colossus’ younger sister, Magik is donned at will in armor and wields a soul sword that enhances her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities.

Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories of when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to realize that they belong to a class of people called mutants who were historically marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. They soon wonder what is real and what is not, and it becomes clear that the setting is not what it seems. Now the question is, why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The suspense and horror build in this heart-pounding ride, directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.

Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The new mutants starring Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.

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