Archive for the 'Celebrities' Category

06
Jan
11

Coulda Been So… Weird?

As a follow up to R2’s post Coulda Been So Beautiful that listed the “almost was” actors of the X-Men movies, we’ve decided to post some of our other favorite comic book movie “maybes”. Today, I take “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” under the microscope.

Batman Begins

Batman – Many men were considered for this role before they started handing out offers, including Henry Cavill (hot), Billy Crudup (he fell back on showing his junk in Watchmen, it’s cool), Hugh Dancy (…the f*ck?), Daniel Day Lewis (quit sh*tting me, Nolan!), David Duchovny (don’t close the article, it gets worse later on), Josh Hartnett (vomits), Joshua Jackson (vomits more), and Asthon Kutcher (soils self). David Boreanaz turned down the role of Batman. Let that sink in for a moment. You’re most known for being on Angel and Bones and Christopher Nolan comes up to you offering you the role of the g*ddamned Batman and you turn it down?! Also, John Cusack was OFFERED the role of Batman. I think I may be sick again. *collects self* Oh, and did I mention that the runner up to play Batman if Christian Bale declined was pretty Jakey Gyllenhaal? Moving on…

Alfred – Anthony Hopkins turned down this role because there was no option to eat anybody. Solid reason.

Lucious Fox – Laurence Fishburne was up for this role. *insert white-friendly black actor here*

Ra’s Al Ghul – Viggo Mortenson was offered this role and turned it down. Although I think Liam Neeson did fine, I’m sure Viggo would’ve done well too.

Jim Gordon – Dennis Quaid, Kurt Russel, and Chris Cooper were up for the role that went to the man, Gary Oldman. Good call, casting people.

Scarecrow – Christopher Eccleston (who?), Marilyn Manson (AHH!), and Ewan McGregor (helllooo, Scot)  were considered for the Scarecrow. The role ended up going to the creepy Cillian Murphy. Fun Fact: Murphy tried out for Batman initially and, though turned down, Nolan was so impressed with his audition that he went out of his way to persuade Murphy into accepting the Scarecrow role.

Anyone else wondering why Katie Holmes was the only choice for Rachel? You and me both.

The Dark Knight

The Joker – Paul Bettany, Adrien Brody (rolls eyes), Lachy Hulme (whaaa?), Sam Rockwell (blech), and certain-to-be-disastrous-for-this-role ROBIN WILLIAMS were up for this role. It thankfully went to the late Heath Ledger, who performed the living sh*t out of it.

-R1

15
Dec
10

Movie Update: Iron Man 3

Director  Jon Favreau has left his Iron Man 3 project, set to release in 2013, to direct Disney’s Magic Kingdom. No word on who will take his place. Thoughts?

19
Nov
10

Casting Update: The Dark Knight Rises

Latest rumors are that Tom Hardy will be playing Dr. Hugo Strange in The Dark Knight Rises, a genius psychologist that happens to be super evil. I like Tom Hardy but they’re going to have to do some work on his looks to make this fit. Not too sure about this one. Thoughts?

Thanks to NudeTayne.

-R1

17
Nov
10

Movie Update: Green Lantern Trailer

 

Here’s the new trailer! Enjoy! Most of the effects look pretty sweet, so… they must’ve just run out of time to make his costume look good, right? Hmmm. I’m still undecided on this movie but I’ll definitely be seeing it. Thoughts?

-R1

13
Nov
10

Movie Update: Green Lantern

See a 30 second teaser below for Green Lantern… to be honest, I don’t love the suit. At all. And the pieces of Ryan Reynolds they’re showing are still funny *cough, WADE WILSON, cough* guy, where I’ve always pictured Hal Jordan a little more serious. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still go see it, but I’m luke warm on this look from ET. Thoughts?

-R1

11
Nov
10

Casting Update: The Dark Knight Rises

There are rumors that Christopher Nolan has been meeting with chicks for a female villain, as well as a love interest for Bruce. The top six contenders are supposedly Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightly. No word yet on who the villain will be (Catwoman? Talia al Ghul? Poison Ivy – doubtful in Nolan’s universe?) For some reason this possible line up of ladies is screaming Catwoman to me… thoughts? Who would you want out of the group to take the role?

*Picture from comicbookmovie.com

-R1

14
Oct
10

Casting Update: Spider-Man Reboot

Pat on the back to R2 – The Wrap is reporting that Rhys Ifans will be playing the Lizard in the upcoming Spider-Man Reboot. Thoughts?