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Mr Sinister Will Appear in an 'X-Men' Movie, Says Simon Kinberg

Logan is not a silly comic book movie.

That much is clear from absolutely everything that James Mangold has said about his Wild West Wolverine movie. This isn’t a universe where a character called “Mr Sinister” can exist, no matter how much irony is smeared over the character design.

No, instead Logan goes the Civil War route of skipping out on silly comic book villains in favor of just having some normal human guy.

Apparently, having a guy grab a helicopter out of the air? That’s totally fine, because he’s the hero. If a villain tried that, though, it’d make the movie look stupid.

Of course, it’s also kind of stupid that the heroes in these movies don’t have comparable villains.

Presumably we’ll be getting more of this in the future. Thor: Ragnarok will feature an intense fight scene at its climax, in which an enraged Hulk smashes Odinson’s pencil-pushing roommate Darryl against a wall for half an hour.

But just because there’s not room for an immortal bejeweled cyborg named Mr Sinister in Logan, that doesn’t mean Fox is going to ignore the character.

Confirming that the studio learned absolutely nothing from Apocalypse, producer (and rumored future director) Simon Kinberg has stated that they’re currently working to bring one of the most dated Nineties X-Men villains to the big screen:

“We’d love to see Sinister. I think he is one of the great untapped villains in the X-Men universe, and we do have plans to introduce him into the world.”

Oh good.

At this point, though, it’s hard to take anything that a Fox employee says seriously.

(That was intended a reference to the behind the scenes squabbling over the X-Men franchise, but it helpfully also sums up Fox News as an institution.)

Everything seems to be in a constant state of flux, with one X-Men creator directly contradicting another on a regular basis, and no real clarity as to what direction the entire franchise is heading in.

It’s entirely possible that, this time next week, Simon Kinberg will have been fired, and the studio will have hired Jonathan Taylor Thomas as his replacement.

Of course Fox is going to try adapting Mr Sinister to the big screen. The studio’s entire business model as of late is the same as a college freshman’s approach to jello shots – after all, what’s the worst that could happen?

Bad stuff, Fox. Bad stuff could happen if you keep going down this self-destructive road.

Look at this guy. Really look at him.

Can’t you see the similarities with Spawn?

There’s no way he’ll work on the big screen. Better to see whether the guy who plays Darryl is willing to jump ship than to try this nonsense in your next movie.

Matthew loffhagen

Matthew Loffhagen

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