After ‘New Mutants’ Fiasco, Jon Hamm Still Wants Villain Role In Marvel Cinematic Universe

Remember The New Mutants? Released in 2020, what turned out to be the final movie in Fox’s X-Men franchise went through Hell just getting made. There were loads of rewrites and reshoots and studio meddling and canceled cameos and casting that went nowhere…it was a lot. Ultimately, the film was released and it wasn’t actually that bad. But something was missing: Jon Hamm’s appearance as Mister Sinister.

Hamm had first been rumored way back in 2018 to have a role in The New Mutants as the top villain, Mister Sinister. This would be for a post-credits scene setting up future films, but you know what started to happen around this time? Fox’s sale to Disney. Everything got jacked up.

Well, Jon Hamm still wants to be part of Marvel really bad. He came THIS CLOSE before, and he wants another shot. He told Screenrant

“I would love to,” said Hamm. “I’ve been a fan of Marvel Comics and comics in general since I was probably single digits. I think there are tons of stories that I’m familiar with, at least, that are still out there to be told…Hopefully, whatever their plans are, they include me. But if not, I know that they have a pretty deep bench of folks that are ready to be a part of those stories. There are certainly a lot of stories in the X-Men world to be told. Fantastic Four as well, [like] Doctor Doom. There are so many great things out there. But yeah, I hope I get a chance. Who knows?”

Don Draper as Doctor Doom? Yes, please. Make it happen! Then again, the X-Men are joining the MCU soon and who knows? Maybe Hamm will get that shot to play Mister Sinister, after all?

Hamm most recently starred with Tina Fey in the little-seen comedy, Maggie Moore(s), and will next play Coach Carr in Fey’s Mean Girls musical.

Travis Hopson
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