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Old April 15 2012, 03:49 AM   #31
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^I don't see why not.
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Old April 15 2012, 03:53 AM   #32
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You want her to play Emerald Blair if Hollywood options the movie rights to Only Superhuman, don't you?
No, she's the wrong type. If we're thinking in terms of Whedon veterans, it should be more like someone with the looks of Scarlett Johansson and the attitude of Eliza Dushku.

There is a supporting character in the novel who's more Glau's type, but she's Japanese.
I was just kidding.

Still we have a tough time casting our own work. And then once we find our perfect cast, they have this annoying habit of growing old, or dying on us.

Blasted inconsiderate of them.
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Old April 15 2012, 02:49 PM   #33
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I was just kidding.
I know, but you think I'm gonna pass up a chance to talk about my book?


Still we have a tough time casting our own work.
Particularly since I have such a clear mental image of Emerald Blair that I've built over many years, based on a variety of influences. There's no way there could be a real person who's right in every detail.

But then, I'm the one who's always saying that the whole point of an adaptation is to tell a story in fresh and different way, not to copy it slavishly. If someone did ever make a movie out of my novel, I'd need to keep in mind that it would be their version of the concept and a lot of things would inevitably be changed.
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Old April 15 2012, 04:05 PM   #34
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Re: Cast actors for AVENGERS II

Why do you think I brought it up?

I have much the same problem with Tara Mason in Uncommon Valour. No actress quite fits the description. I can find faces and figures that I'd be happy with but they're all on actresses that are too blasted short! Both Tara (5'9") and Mary Stewart (6') have to be noticably taller than all the other women, who hover between 5'2" and 5'6".
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Old April 15 2012, 04:12 PM   #35
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I'm making my way through the John Larroquette Show.

IMDB says Ted's in there eventually.

If McGinley's there for season two, you're probably right.

But...

If he's a season three actor, where everything went wrong, then you're probably wrong.
4 episodes in the third season. He was hired mainly because he was married to Gigi Rice who played Carly the Hooker.

But the show was still on the air after he was gone.
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Old April 15 2012, 07:29 PM   #36
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Yes, yes, it was the fourth season where everything went wrong.

My bad.

Tom Welling as Wonderman?

They could really play off the "I'm the cheesiest actor in the world" routine Simon has going for him.
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Old April 15 2012, 09:12 PM   #37
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Summer Glau doesn't kill shows any more than Ted McGinley did before her. Since most TV shows have short lives, and failed series outnumber successful ones, it's inevitable that plenty of actors appear in multiple failed series, sometimes several in a row. The fact that Summer Glau gets singled out merely shows how memorable a performer she is.
No, no, I'm going to continue to believe she is a TV show killer. It fits a point of view that I have grown attached to, and I won't let facts get in the way.

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She didn't kill it.

You can't kill a film. Maybe you could kill a film series. But the film is there. I can see the DVD from where I'm sitting. It's a done deal.
Well, it WAS a flop.... and didn't spawn a series... so....
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Old April 16 2012, 12:32 AM   #38
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I think I Glauwinned the thread!!!!


Dr. Strange: Bradley Cooper
Clea: Summer Glau
Umar: Angelica Houston
Dormammu: the autotuned vocal stylings of Samuel L. Jackson
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Old April 16 2012, 02:17 AM   #39
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Well, it WAS a flop.... and didn't spawn a series... so....
A series spawned it.
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Old April 16 2012, 05:42 AM   #40
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Well, it WAS a flop.... and didn't spawn a series... so....
A series spawned it.
A failed series...

(I don't mean creatively, but from all other aspects...failed. Just like a lot of shows. I'm saying this because it's not about Anti-Browncoat blah blah blah... but, come on, the show WAS cancelled, the movie failed to meet expectations...)
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Old April 16 2012, 03:02 PM   #41
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^Which is what makes it so impressive to me that Marvel was willing to trust Joss Whedon with The Avengers, the keystone of their entire movie universe, even though he only has one less-than-successful feature film to his credit as a director. It shows that they looked past the raw numbers and focused on creativity and substance instead.
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Old April 16 2012, 03:42 PM   #42
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^ Yup. They've done the same with Shane Black, whose only directing credit is the brilliant but financially underwhelming Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Which gave RDJ his best post-Chaplin and pre-Iron Man role, IMHO.

It probably also helps that these guys are cheap, of course!
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Old April 16 2012, 03:49 PM   #43
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Bradley Cooper isn't sleazy enough to play Doctor Strange.

I doubt his moustache could hypnotize anyone.

"Hypnotize" is 80s for daterape.

(Starfox anyone?)

Gigi Rice must have been soaking in Ted's stink of failure?
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Old April 16 2012, 05:14 PM   #44
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^Which is what makes it so impressive to me that Marvel was willing to trust Joss Whedon with The Avengers, the keystone of their entire movie universe, even though he only has one less-than-successful feature film to his credit as a director. It shows that they looked past the raw numbers and focused on creativity and substance instead.
I think he was the perfect choice to direct. 1. He knows how to create a strong ensemble of well written characters. 2. He has a lot of cred with the base audience.

Also: because he's not a huge director, he comes cheaper. Something Moneybags Marvel likes.
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Old April 16 2012, 05:23 PM   #45
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Oh, I definitely agree that Whedon is a great choice. I'm just saying that he doesn't look that way on paper or from a studio bean-counter's point of view, so it's good that they looked beyond that kind of conventional thinking.
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