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Dennis Haysbert Talks Replacing Michael Clarke Duncan in 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 17, 2012 at 12:24PM

"I haven't finished working out to the capacity that I need to, but he's going to be different. This is playing as a prequel, so it should work out.. It's going to be my character, but I've spoken extensively with Frank Miller and Robert (Rodriguez) about what they want with the character and yes, it has to have some feel of what Michael did, but I have to make it my own."
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Dennis Haysbert

"I haven't finished working out to the capacity that I need to, but he's going to be different. This is playing as a prequel, so it should work out.. It's going to be my character, but I've spoken extensively with Frank Miller and Robert (Rodriguez) about what they want with the character and yes, it has to have some feel of what Michael did, but I have to make it my own."

I guess you could say he's stating the obvious in that quote, but I thought it was worth sharing, since questions came up as to how Dennis Haysbert would fill the late Michael Clarke Duncan's shoes, when it was announced that he would replace him.

Both are about the same age and height, but Clarke clearly has a lot more physical mass than Haysbert; he's practically the incredible hulk, and can put on a far more menacing visage than Haysbert; But Haysbert will tackle the character in his own way, even though there likely will be comparisons to the two when the sequel/prequel is released.

In case you didn't know, there's a follow-up film to the 2005 Robert Rodriguez-directed hit, Sin City, based on the comic by Frank Miller, titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Much of the original cast (Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King and Rosario Dawson) are returning for part 2; among those who won't be returning for very obvious reasons is the late Michael Clarke Duncan, who passed away in September.

And as already noted, replacing Duncan in the role of Manute will be Dennis Haysbert

"Manute is a character that has been part of the heart of the Sin City tales, and the late Michael Clarke Duncan beautifully established that role onscreen... We could not tell the story of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For without Manute and are thrilled to welcome Dennis Haysbert to the cast,said Rodriguez in a statement, adding that... "one of the storylines being adapted is A Dame to Kill For, originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava. Haysbert will play Manute, the brutal and seemingly unstoppable right-hand man of Ava’s husband."

Also being replaced is Devon Aoki, whose role will be taken over by Jamie Chung in the sequel.

Shooting is on a short hiatus at the moment, and will return in January.

The above quote was lifted from an interview Haysbert recently gave to SuperheroHype.com, which you can read in full HERE.

This article is related to: Dennis Haysbert, Michael Clarke Duncan


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