When Lost fans saw Michael motoring away from the island in the season-two finale, it might have been for the last time.
Harold Perrineau, the actor who plays Michael in the ABC show, has been cast in three upcoming movie roles. The flurry of acting activity casts a question over the character's fate on the supernatural hit series.
28 Weeks Later is the sequel to the cult zombie hit 28 Days Later, which told of a virus that kills most people in London, then reanimates the corpses into violent monsters. The movie redefined the zombie genre by making the creatures cunning and fast rather than slow-moving and unalert.
In the new film, Perrineau will play an American soldier helping London residents return home.
Perrineau is also playing the real Shaft actor Richard Roundtree in a magical-realism comedy being compared to Adaptation. Your Name Here takes place during the filming of the 1970's Irwin Allen disaster movie Earthquake, in which Roundtree starred. The character of Roundtree becomes obsessed with science fiction author Philip K. Dick.
Third on the list is the child abduction/prostitution ring drama Gardens of the Night, costarring John Malkovich and Jeremy Sisto.
In season two of Lost, the character of Michael took a dark turn that many considered impossible to come back from. It has already been confirmed that Perrineau won't be back as a regular in season three, and the slew of film roles the actor has landed could indicate the character may meet his untimely end.