Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston would like to play supervillain Mister Sinister in any upcoming X-Men movies. Somebody call 20th Century Fox! John Lamparski / Getty

Remember how excited we all were when Bryan Cranston admitted that he wanted his next role to be a "nasty" villain in one of Marvel's next superhero movies? Well, now he has elaborated a little on who he wants to play.

Speaking out at New York Comic-Con on 11 October, where the Breaking Bad actor was promoting latest show SuperMansion, he said he would love to play supervillain Mister Sinister, best known for fighting against the X-Men in the Marvel comics.

Cranston had previously stated that if he were to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he would like to have played a completely new character. But his change of heart makes sense given the popular film franchise continues to develop the stories of Professor X, Magneto and Mystique on the big screen and we are likely to see more X-Men villains. And it is not such a far-fetched idea after all, especially as Sinister is known to be linked with the bad guy in the upcoming 2016 X-Men film, Apocalypse.

"It intrigues me to be able to play a character that hasn't been on film before, so you can create it from the beginning," the actor said before asking the excited audience what they thought of the idea of him playing a more recognisable role. Unsurprisingly, the proposal went down well with fans watching the panel, who went wild at the declaration.

It intrigues me to be able to play a character that hasn't been on film before, so you can create it from the beginning
- Bryan Cranston

Within the comics, Sinister, whose alias is Nathaniel Essex, is a scientist obsessed with evolution, who turns himself into a virtually immortal being after he makes a pact with ancient mutant Apocalypse.

As well as being a genius within the fields of biology, genetics, cloning, physics and engineering, the character is also telepathic, able to manipulate the minds of others in other various ways and can project energy through telekinesis. He can also regenerate, shape-shift and has a prolonged lifespan, making him a threatening opponent for many heroes.

The 59-year-old can next be seen in film festival favourite Trumbo, in which he portrays successful Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo whose career came to an abrupt end when he was blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist.

Meanwhile, SuperMansion has just completed the full run of its first series. Within the stop-motion animated comedy, Cranston voices Titanium Rex, an elderly superhero with prostate problems. The programme is based on the 2013 Adult Swim pilot Ubermansion and all three episodes were broadcast on American channel Crackle on 8 October.