Considering that Michael Madsen’s bespectacled detective Bob lives to see another day in the wicked world of “Sin City,” one would assume that he would appear in the highly-anticipated (very much still in-the-works) sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s 2005 film, titled "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."
But, if that is the case, a casting director should call up Madsen. He hasn’t heard a peep about his role or the future in the franchise.
“Well that’s kind of a mystery because there's a whole bunch of stuff all over the internet that I’m doing a sequel and I certainly didn’t put that stuff on there, so I don’t know who did,” he explained to MTV News. “But, wherever that came from, whoever generated that information, must be thinking that I’m doing that — but I can’t seem to get an answer out of anybody.”
He literally can’t, according to him. Even Rodriguez doesn’t seem to be able to provide the actor with a straight answer. “I went to Austin, Texas to visit with Robert Rodriguez. I had an event [there]. I was hoping to see Robert, but he had left. He went to L.A. for the premiere of ‘Dark Shadows.’ I didn’t get to talk to him and then I heard that somebody asked him if I was going to be involved with it and I guess he claimed that they were still writing the script, whatever that means. It seems like it’s been quite a long time.”
With Rodriguez still in the planning stages, the first film’s producer, Harvey Weinstein, also wasn’t able to add any insight. “And then I was in Paris [for a film festival,] which was kind of an homage to Harvey Weinstein … and Harvey is a wonderful man. He’s a good pal of mine, we’ve done some good things together and I mentioned it to him and he said he wasn’t producing it. He said he wasn’t involved in it."
“If the Weinstein’s aren’t doing ‘Sin City’ then I don’t know who is and whoever it is they have been not very clear about it," he continued. "I mean I’ve heard everybody, every name on the roster that’s supposed be in the thing, even Mickey, he’s a friend of mine… I mean I just don’t know. It’s odd that I can’t seem to get an answer out of anybody. Nobody seems to know.”
That being said, Madsen is totally down for a sequel. “Well, sure. I thought the first one was pretty good. I mean, I kind of got in that first one by default,” he said, sharing he had auditioned for Marv before Rodriquez casted him as Bob.
“And Bob survives, so you’d figure that he’s gonna make it, right?” he added. “You’d figure that I’d show up in part two. So if you could get an answer for me, I’d really appreciate it, cause I can’t find out. Of course, I’d like to be a part of it.”
Like Madsen, we’re still waiting on the call. Hey Michael, as soon as we hear, we’ll be sure to give you a ring.
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