Will we be seeing Lost's mysterious Mr. Eko return for the ABC series' final season? If actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has any say in it, the answer is yes... but maybe he'd say anything to escape GI Joe 2.
After asking to leave Lost during the show's third season, Akinnuoye-Agbaje is now seemingly wanting back in for the show's end run, telling reporters during a press appearance for GI Joe,
I'm here for [the Lost producers]. Adewale is open for business. We have had talks about some things they might do for the final season and there are other dead folks coming back allegedly but at the moment it is still a maybe. A strong maybe but I have not shot anything yet or signed any contracts. But I'm hoping.
Explaining about why he'd be willing to go back, he said,
I loved working with that team and the reception I got from people was phenomenal. Even at Comic-Con this year I went to sign my action figure for G.I. Joe and people had tons of questions about Lost. It makes you feel good that you could be off a show for more than a year and still have people thinking about your character. It was a great part.
A slight difference from Akinnuoye-Agbaje's comments at the time that "the character was complete" following the actor being "devastated" about revelations about his history, accompanied by producer Carlton Cuse saying that "it was the best time to go our separate ways," but I guess you can never underestimate the effect of starring in GI Joe will have on a man.
'Lost': Mr. Eko wants to stage his comeback! [Entertainment Weekly]