Wyatt Russell has no interest in taking over the role of Snake Plissken from his famous father Kurt. Since debuting in the MCU as John Walker in The Falcon and the Winter SoldierRussell has become somewhat of a household name with millions of fans watching him on Disney + every week. Getting the part was also a full-blown moment for Russell, who started his acting career with a botched audition for the Steve Rogers version of Captain America.
Many fans will know that Wyatt Russell is the son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, and it’s hard not to see the resemblance between father and son. This has led some fans to call for the younger Russell to be cast in the rumored reboot of Escape from New York as the new Slake Plissken, the standout action hero originally played by Kurt. For his part, Wyatt is not sure someone otherwise he would play Snake Plissken convincingly, but he knows he certainly won’t be.
In a recent interview with Esquire, Wyatt was asked if he would be interested in playing Snake Plissken in a reboot of Escape From New York, and here’s what the actor had to say.
“Although that’s very nice of you, it won’t happen. I won’t restart Snake, that’s like career suicide 101. That’s like what you shouldn’t do. I don’t know if anyone else would Plissken Snake. a character created Good luck go get them I sincerely wish you the best of luck I just don’t know how it’s possible If I really want people to send me hate mails I guess that’s what I should I’ll never do such a thing. “
Rumors have been going on for years Escape from New York is being remade, but the project doesn’t seem to be finding its way out of the hell of development. At one point, Robert Rodriguez was reportedly attached to directing a new take on the film with original director John Carpenter as producer. This was reported in 2019 The invisible man helmer Leigh Whannell would write the screenplay for one Escape from New York remake.
Rumor has it from now on Escape from New York reboot is not officially in development. Moving forward with a new actor in the iconic role of Snake Plissken seems very risky given the synonyms Kurt Russell has become with the part. Some fans were open to seeing Wyatt in the role based on his physical similarities to his dad, but even Wyatt seems pretty sure this idea wouldn’t work either.
Perhaps the best course of action would be to make a sequel rather than a remake. John Carpenter has said he would be thrilled to work with Kurt Russell again on his next film project, and while that doesn’t seem very likely, it would be great to see the pair team up again for any kind of new film project. project, whether it is a new one Escape from New York movie or something completely different. You can watch the full interview with Wyatt Russell from Esquire on YouTube.
Subjects: Escape from New York