The rights to those tights.
So I read this Empire blog’s list of potential Captain Americas and it got me thinking about all the existing super hero actors and all of the ones in the apparent pipeline. (Is that the phrase? Pipeline. ) This post was originally a stream of conscious type thing, but Tejas nudged me towards a far detailed list.
Yeah, Tobey Maguire was quite shit wasn’t he? He was good and everything, but he didn’t have the awesome Peter Parker-ness. He was a great geek turned super hero, but I don’t know, there’s an awesome edginess to Peter Parker which just seemed so forced everytime Maguire’s chubby cheeks yelled out ‘Yeeeeaah’ flying through the streets.
On the other hand, Emile Hirsch would, in my opinion be pretty awesome. He’s the right build and after I saw him in ‘Into the Wild’ I am certain he could put in an awesome performance, being not just the geeky nerd with new powers, but also the really confused hormonal teenager dealing with morality issues way past his syllabus.
It’s a tricky one, but I’m certain he’d pull off the punch lines and sylloliques far better than Tobey ‘Oh look I had too much morphine and I’m slurring hope I can finish the line before I zzzzzz. ‘ Maguire.
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And by the way, the only real connection him and Kirsten Dunst had throughout the film was that they both had lazy eyes and gave you the sense you were interrupting an afternoon nap.
I know it’s a long shot, but does anyone else think Michael J Fox would be totally perfect for the role if he were the same age he was for Back to the Future?
Marvel’s casting call read ’20s, beautiful, speaks several languages fluently and is equally proficient in martial arts. ‘ So who could fit the part? Apparently, Scarlett Johannson.
I have to admit, I like her as an actress, but I’m antsy about her for the part. They’d spoken to Emily Blunt, then Eliza Dushku, then apparently Hilary Swank, but it seems Johannson has signed the deal and is set to go ahead and do it. Chubby cheeks on Natasha Romanoff? Really, I don’t quite see it. No doubt this was swayed by her role in the Black Dahlia, which just makes it all the more confusing.
Personally, I’m amazed that they didn’t take someone thinner and taller. Emily Blunt being the first choice indicates they wanted that but I don’t know, what about Megan fox, or Jessica Biel? The only bright side is, of all the options Johannson is by far the best actress, very capable of surprising all of us. Let’s hope she does.
Ah, now here’s a tough one. She needs to be tough, a bit voluptuous (Princess of a feminist nation can’t be anorexic), preferably brunette, and more than anything else, she needs to be a power house. There’s very few actresses I can think of, who can pull off a part like this, for the same reason no actor’s ever really pulled off Superman (I’m not even getting into this one). To some extent, I have a weird feeling a younger Julia Roberts would’ve been pretty awesome for the part solely because of her performance as Erin Brokovich. I can’t stress just how weird that feeling is.
There’s a whole host of hot women who could do a job, but man, this is a feminist freaking icon. She is the alpha female. You need someone as intense as Christian Bale’s Batman, and as awesome as Christopher Reeves’ Superman. So I’m going to have to lean, kind of awkwardly, towards Carla Gugino. The reason I wouldn’t stake too much on this one, is that Gugino’s now 38 years old. Which seems like the right maturity for her, but phsyically, would she pull it off? Not so sure.