In some slightly disappointing news, Robert Mukes will not be returning for Devils’ Rejects, but inside you’ll find his replacement with some word from Zombie himself. So far Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon, Karen Black, Irwin Keyes, Robert Allen Mukes, Michael Berryman, Ken Foree, Steve Railsback, P.J. Soles and Kane Hodder are all playing major roles in Rob Zombie’s sequel to House of 1000 Corpses.
Rob Zombie’s assistant writes in:
“Well, in a strange twist of fate Robert Mukes will not be returning as Rufus Firefly to The Devil’s Rejects. He will be replaced by Tyler ( X-Men) Mane. Mr. Mane is best remembered as Sabertooth in the first X-Men film and can be seen in this summer’s blockbuster Troy. When asked about Mukes departure Zombie said, “It came down to one issue… money. We tried to come to an agreement with Robert Mukes but couldn’t. We were told by his agent that he passed on the film. I along with the original cast members were shocked” Zombie continues,” We are very excited by the addition of Tyler Mane as Rufus to the cast of The Devil’s Rejects.”
I’ve met Tyler at a few conventions in the past and he seems like a really cool guy- so this news could ended up on quite a positive note!