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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Who do you consider the best casting choices ever made in a comic book movie?

 

I'd start it off with this guy...

 

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So good the makers of the reboot would rather pretend the character doesn't exist than try to follow his performance.

 

Others?



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

Robert Downey Jr.

Iron Man.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:01 PM

Heath Ledger, The Joker

Tom Hardy, Bane

Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man

Michael Keaton, Batman

Patrick Stewart, Professor Xavier

Tom Hiddleston, Loki

Terrence Stamp, General Zod

Hugh Jackman, Wolverine

Jackie Earle Haley, Rorschach

Anne Hathaway, Catwoman

Ron Pearlman, Hellboy




....to name a few.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:54 PM

Heath Ledger, The Joker

Tom Hardy, Bane

Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man

Michael Keaton, Batman

Patrick Stewart, Professor Xavier

Tom Hiddleston, Loki

Terrence Stamp, General Zod

Hugh Jackman, Wolverine

Jackie Earle Haley, Rorschach

Anne Hathaway, Catwoman

Ron Pearlman, Hellboy




....to name a few.


The only one I'd disagree with you on is Keaton.


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:21 AM

I would say the whole casting of Watchmen was amazing.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:32 AM

Joaquin Phoenix to play Dr. Strange. Young, but you know he'll nail it.



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:46 AM

Joaquin Phoenix to play Dr. Strange. Young, but you know he'll nail it.

 

Hadn't thought of him (though I see he's now rumored) because of all the Johnny Depp rumors, but I'd love that. 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

The only one I'd disagree with you on is Keaton.
 

 

I wasn't a fan of Hathaway either.
 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

Joaquin Phoenix to play Dr. Strange. Young, but you know he'll nail it.

 

You could argue he's already got the 'Strange' part down pat.
 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

Heath Ledger, The Joker

Tom Hardy, Bane

Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man

Michael Keaton, Batman

Patrick Stewart, Professor Xavier

Tom Hiddleston, Loki

Terrence Stamp, General Zod

Hugh Jackman, Wolverine

Jackie Earle Haley, Rorschach

Anne Hathaway, Catwoman

Ron Pearlman, Hellboy




....to name a few.

 

Not that I disagree with his inclusion, but how do you mention Terrence Stamp and then not mention Christopher Reeve?

 

I expected Reeve to be one of the first names mentioned and haven't seen him yet.

 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

Honestly, Jackson was a bad choice for Wolverine.  He's way too tall.  He's like 6'2" and Wolverine is supposed to be like 5'5" or something and look way more rugged.  That being said, I think he obviously has done it well though.   I guess for movies someone taller makes sense, but just sayin'.

 

From what I hear Chris Pratt as Star-Lord is pretty spot on so far in Guardians.  I actually think Scarlet was a great casting choice for Black Widow too.   Hemsworth as Thor is pretty good as well.

 

Speaking of Watchman, the casting of Rorshache was perfect.

 

Walking Dead did an excellent casting of Glenn.



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:25 PM

Not that I disagree with his inclusion, but how do you mention Terrence Stamp and then not mention Christopher Reeve?

I expected Reeve to be one of the first names mentioned and haven't seen him yet.


To be honest, while I found his Kal-El to be quite physically imposing, I never found his Superman to be what I had envisioned for the character in a live action film.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

Honestly, Jackson was a bad choice for Wolverine.  He's way too tall.  He's like 6'2" and Wolverine is supposed to be like 5'5" or something and look way more rugged.  That being said, I think he obviously has done it well though.   I guess for movies someone taller makes sense, but just sayin'.

 

From what I hear Chris Pratt as Star-Lord is pretty spot on so far in Guardians.  I actually think Scarlet was a great casting choice for Black Widow too.   Hemsworth as Thor is pretty good as well.

 

Speaking of Watchman, the casting of Rorshache was perfect.

 

Walking Dead did an excellent casting of Glenn.

 

I questioned the height thing with Jackman too, but he pretty much owns the role now.

 

Russell Crowe and Dougray Scott were both set to have the role before he got it.  Crowe as Wolverine just strikes me as a bad idea.
 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

To be honest, while I found his Kal-El to be quite physically imposing, I never found his Superman to be what I had envisioned for the character in a live action film.

 

You're a fan of Keaton as Batman but not Reeve as Superman?

 

You and I are going to have words :unsure:
 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:34 PM

Honestly, Jackson was a bad choice for Wolverine. He's way too tall. He's like 6'2" and Wolverine is supposed to be like 5'5" or something and look way more rugged. That being said, I think he obviously has done it well though. I guess for movies someone taller makes sense, but just sayin'.

From what I hear Chris Pratt as Star-Lord is pretty spot on so far in Guardians. I actually think Scarlet was a great casting choice for Black Widow too. Hemsworth as Thor is pretty good as well.

Speaking of Watchman, the casting of Rorshache was perfect.

Walking Dead did an excellent casting of Glenn.


Ehhh, Scarlett is as bland as Renner for the role. I feel as if they got Johansson for her looks/body and celebrity status. That's all. Nothing from her performances did I ever see a sure fire homerun with the casting selection.

Jackman IS The Wolverine. I could care less that he's 6'3". Hugh has got the acting chops and dedication.


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