New York 1997: Wyatt Russell does not want to succeed his father in the role of Snake Plissken

Wyatt Russell, the son of comedians Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, does not wish to reprise the role of Snake Plissken, played by his father in 1981, in the prequel project being written by Leigh Whannell.

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Currently in the cast of the series Falcon and the Winter Soldier where he plays John Walker, the American actor Wyatt Russell participated in a question and answer game for the American magazine Esquire.

The son of comedians Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn responded to a fan who asked him if he would like to reprise the role of Snake Plissken held by his father in 1981. A prequel to New York 1997 by John Carpenter is indeed in the works. writing by Leigh Whannell (Invisible Man).

To reprise the role of Snake Plissken would be like “ending my career”

While hiring the son of the actor who made the role famous might seem logical, Wyatt Russell is convinced that remaking this cult film is a bad idea. Here is his response:

“While it’s very kind to think of me, it won’t happen. I won’t reprise the role of Snake Plissken. It would be like ending my career. That’s all you don’t have to do. I don’t know if anyone else could play Snake Plissken.

I wish the person who interprets it good luck, but I don’t know how that is possible. If I wanted people to send me insulting messages, that’s what I would do, but I wouldn’t do anything like that. “

A clear answer therefore for the rising star. In addition to his participation in the Marvel series, Wyatt Russell will be showing in Joe Wright’s Woman in the Window from May 14 on Netflix.

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