confirmed that Dennis Haysbert would replace the late Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's upcoming comic book adaptation Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and now the former 24 star has taken a moment to discuss the role in an interview with SuperHeroHype:A couple of weeks ago it was
"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," said Haysbert, whose other screen roles include the feature films Major League, Far From Heaven, Jarhead and Goodbye Bafana. "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."
Haysbert also discussed the process of working with Rodriguez and Miller on set: ""Robert sets up the camera and he does a lot of the hands-on directing but Frank is very astute and very good at watching from a distance and just coming in and popping in a few things in your ear that really solidifies it. Because he comes from that comic book approach and everything is storyboarded so you have a clear idea as to what you want to do and what he wants. It's a very cool process."
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on October 4th, 2013, with a cast that includes Jessica Alba as Nancy, Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jamie Chung as Miho, Rosario Dawson as Gail, Jaime King as Goldie / Wendy and Michael Madsen as Bob.