Sons of Anarchy devotees know 33-year-old Charlie Hunnam as the president of an outlaw motorcycle club whose fashion sense leans toward the scruffy, black leather jacket and highly tattooed side. But this summer, audiences got a glimpse of what the Englishman might look like in a leading role when he played a pilot fighting giant robots and monsters in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. In 2014, moviegoers were poised to see a whole lot more of Hunnam as sadomasochistic billionaire businessman Christian Grey in the highly anticipated (and often bitched about) big-screen adaptation of E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey. But on October 12th, Hunnam surprised everyone by abruptly departing from the project. Though Universal initially blamed it on scheduling conflicts, rumors have been swirling every since, with everything from cold feet to problems with the script being cited as the reason for his departure. The irony of it all is that Hunnam’s dropout stature has made him even more in-demand with producers. He’s got John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak in pre-production. And if other films pop up between then and now, we’re pretty sure they won’t be BDSM-themed.