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It seems as soon as Robert Rodriguez's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' got a release date, which incidentally is later this year, things have been moving at a breakneck pace. Dennis Haysbert was cast as Manute to replace the late Michael Clarke Duncan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was brought aboard as a gambler named Johnny, and last week Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, and Jeremy Piven all landed roles. They were joining a cast that we already knew included returning veterans like Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson. But what about Bruce Willis? Willis was a major part of the first film, but his character was killed so obviously his return would be dependent on more than just the actor's schedule; utilizing a different timeline from the graphic novels and whatnot. Well now it appears Willis will be in fact returning, as Robert Rodriguez let this slip during a recent interview...
"Bruce is back, so you'll be seeing him."
In addition to confirming the return of Bruno, Rodriguez filled us in on a few details on the heretofore enigmatic Johnny character set to be played by JGL.
"It's a new character. He plays a gambler, a very cocky gambler, who comes in and tries to beat the biggest villain in Sin City at his own game. The story's called 'The Long, Bad Night.' He beats the wrong guy in a game and bad stuff happens to him."
Bruce Willis coming back should be a major boost to 'Sin City 2.' Not only is the guy still a formidable box office draw, but this is a huge year for him. He's got 'A Good Day to Die Hard' in February, 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' in March, 'Red 2' in August, and now 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' in September. Sequel Bonanza! Most of these are already completely wrapped so I'm not so much surprised that he was available as I am that he wouldn't want to take a freaking break. As to the JGL character, when Johnny was announced, the first thing that crossed my mind is that I didn't remember him from the comics. Now that Rodriguez has stated that his story is called 'The Long, Bad Night,' which is not among the titles of the 'Sin City' graphic novels, that suspicion has been confirmed. I'm looking forward to seeing how Rodriguez A.) balances his enormous cast and B.) juggles both stories from the source and the apparent original ones.
What do you guys think? Happy Bruce Willis is coming back? What do you think of the storyline fashioned for JGL's character?