ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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The loss of a legendary actor is sad for any number of different reasons - most of all for the loss felt by their family, friends, and fans around the world. As an extra, cruel lining to that cloud of sadness, though, there's also the cruel moment of realization that - one day - one of the parts that they had called their own will be recast.

Moviepilot's own Mark Newton recently took a look at some of the tragic deaths during filming that fundamentally changed some of our favorite movies - but what happens when that loss occurs after a movie has wrapped, but before a sequel arrives?

Well, with the imminent arrival of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, we're all about to find out. With Michael Clarke Duncan, who played Manute in the original Sin City, having sadly passed away back in 2012, director Robert Rodriguez was forced to recast the role - and thankfully, he was able to cast an actor of equal quality, if not quite of Duncan's epic stature.

Meet the new Manute - Dennis Haysbert:

Who, as a side by side comparison suggests, is pretty perfect for the part...

The only problem?

No matter how great Haysbert is, it's still not going to stop us missing Duncan...

[Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For](movie:1374) is set for release August 22, 2014.


What do you guys think? Can Haysbert match up to Michael Clarke Duncan?



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