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Spider-Man Star Michael Mando Fired from Apple TV+ Series After On-Set Fighting, Gets Replaced by Narcos Breakout Star Wagner Moura in Ridley Scott’s ‘Sinking Spring’

Spider-Man Star Michael Mando Fired from Apple TV+ Series After On-Set Fighting, Gets Replaced by Narcos Breakout Star Wagner Moura in Ridley Scott’s ‘Sinking Spring’

Michael Mando is a well-known actor who rose to prominence by playing the role of Nacho Varga on the AMC series, Better Call Saul. Mando initially dreamt of being an athlete but hopped on to different fields after suffering a knee injury before he finally landed on his current acting career. His performance was highly appreciated in Better Call SaulFar Cry, and Orphan Black. The star is also well known for playing the role of Mac Gargan in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Despite delivering excellent performance Mando is struggling to retain his roles.

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Michael Mando
Michael Mando

Michael Mando Was Snatched Of His Role In Sinking Spring

As per the recent updates from the sets of Sinking Spring, Mando was shown the exit gate from the Apple TV+ series. The true reason for the exit of the Better Call Saul star was not specified but as per the reports, there has been a major clash between Mando and his co-stars. The Far Cry star was let go by the makers as they couldn’t come up with any other alternative to resume shooting without any more chaos. Reportedly, producers tried their best to soothe things but made a major decision to recast someone else to replace Mando. 

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Brian Tyree Henry, Peter Craig and Ridley Scott
Brian Tyree Henry, Peter Craig, and Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott’s Apple TV+ Series – Sinking Spring

Sinking Spring has been making headlines in the past for spending $50 million in two weeks for the production of its pilot episode. Ridley Scott, the executive producer of the series, has rented out an entire town to film the Apple TV+ series. Sinking Spring focuses on the story of a group of friends in Philadelphia who fake their identity as DEA agents to rob a countryside house. But this is just the beginning, as the group of friends will eventually unravel the biggest hidden narcotics corridor on the Eastern seaboard. The eight-episode series was created by Peter Craig based on the book, Dope Thief by Dennis Tafoya. 

The series cast Brian Tyree Henry as the central character named Ray and Michael Mando as Manny Cespedes, at least it initially did. After the onset fight, the makers went to all the trouble to cast someone else to play the role of Manny Cespedes. And now the makers have finally decided to onboard Wagner Moura to replace Mando. Wagner Moura is best known for his performance in Narcos. The Brazilian star is all set to feature in the drama series created by the Top Gun: Maverick writer. 

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Wagner Moura will replace Michael Mando
Wagner Moura will replace Michael Mando

Though there has been no official statement made by the makers on the exit of Michael Mando, it appears like the fans are already apprehensive about the series even before its production. 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Vivek Kumar

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