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Old August 9 2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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FLASH GORDON Reboot?

I heard rumors a while back that a Flash Gordon reboot film was in the works. If so, I thought I'd throw out my Casting Wish List...(and this is my attempt at using current actors to mimic the cast from the 1980 film.

OK, here goes:

Flash Gordon: Chris Hemsworth (Yes, I know, he's in everything now, but so what...looks enough like Sam Jones to me.)

Dr. Hans Zarkov: A full-bearded Ben Afleck. (Hey, why not?)

Dale Arden: Megan Fox

Ming the Merciless: Ben Kingsley or Tom Hardy

Princess Aura: Mila Kunis

Prince Vultan: Gerald Butler

Prince Barin: Clive Owen

Klytus: William Dafoe

Prince of Ardentia: (minor roll) Peter Mensah (messenger in '300')

Kala: Lena Headey

Vultan's right hand man: Charlie Hunnam


What do you all think?
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Old August 9 2014, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

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What do you all think?
I think that I'd rather this thread had been about news of an actual reboot.
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Old August 9 2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

Zarkov: Edward James Olmos
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Old August 9 2014, 11:39 PM   #4
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

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Zarkov: Edward James Olmos
I can see that, but he's too old now, isn't he? He's 67 now, plus he really doesn't look the part.
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Old August 10 2014, 12:16 AM   #5
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

Johnny Rico wrote: View Post
Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Zarkov: Edward James Olmos
I can see that, but he's too old now, isn't he? He's 67 now, plus he really doesn't look the part.
Coming from the guy that suggested Affleck.

Flash: Chris Evans
Dale:
Zarkov: Eddie Izzard
Ming: Liam Neeson
Prince Baron: Michael Fassbender (my "go to" actor for any fantasy casting right now)
Vultan: Nicholas Cage
Aura: Olivia Wilde
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Old August 10 2014, 02:39 AM   #6
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

sojourner wrote: View Post
Johnny Rico wrote: View Post
Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Zarkov: Edward James Olmos
I can see that, but he's too old now, isn't he? He's 67 now, plus he really doesn't look the part.
Coming from the guy that suggested Affleck.

Flash: Chris Evans
Dale:
Zarkov: Eddie Izzard
Ming: Liam Neeson
Prince Baron: Michael Fassbender (my "go to" actor for any fantasy casting right now)
Vultan: Nicholas Cage
Aura: Olivia Wilde
aside from Cage that would be a great cast. not sure who i would pick for Dale either. certainly not Megan Fox.
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Old August 10 2014, 02:57 AM   #7
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

Are you kidding? Nic Cage is perfect for such an over the top part. He's one of the few people I can see pulling off, "Hawkmen! DIIIIVE!!!!"
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Old August 10 2014, 03:27 AM   #8
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

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Are you kidding? Nic Cage is perfect for such an over the top part. He's one of the few people I can see pulling off, "Hawkmen! DIIIIVE!!!!"

Could he pull off "Gordon's Alive?" though?
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Old August 10 2014, 03:43 AM   #9
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Ming the Merciless: Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Flash Gordon: Chad Michael Murray

Dr. Hans Zarkov: John Rhys Davies

Dale Arden: Cassidy Freeman

Princess Aura: Emma Watson

Prince Vultan: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Prince Barin: Lee Pace.
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Old August 10 2014, 03:53 AM   #10
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Ming the Merciless: Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Flash Gordon: Chad Michael Murray

Dr. Hans Zarkov: John Rhys Davies

Dale Arden: Cassidy Freeman

Princess Aura: Emma Watson

Prince Vultan: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Prince Barin: Lee Pace.
With David Lynch directing?
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Old August 10 2014, 04:09 AM   #11
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If David is directing, then he's also playing Klytus.
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Old August 10 2014, 04:15 AM   #12
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

My reboot would be much like the Alex Ross comic Zeitgeist - mixing the best elements of the 1980 film with the original 1930's comics, adding a huge fx budget (hence a not-quite-all-star cast) and keeping at least the Queen theme to go with the epic Howard Shore score (who better? After all, the LOTR composer did it with Queen the first time)...

Flash Gordon: Channing Tatum
Dale Arden: Lizzy Caplan
Hans Zarkov: Alex Veadov
Ming the Merciless: John Turturro
Princess Aura: Renee Olstead
Prince Barin of the Treemen: Luke Evans
Prince Vultan of the Hawkmen: Gerard Butler
Prince Thun of the Lionmen: Daniel Bryan
King Kala of the Sharkmen: John Cena
Queen Fria of Frigia: Sarah Gadon
Klytus: Guy Pearce
General Ziva (Kala in the 1980 movie): Noomi Rapace

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Old August 10 2014, 04:57 AM   #13
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Thank you, Nightowl1701, for including Thun....my favorite from the 80's cartoon & the movie serials.

i'd like to see a few thigns switched up...like maybe having either Dale or even Flash not be white.

With Ming...i hate to go back to ethnic stereotype...but Byron Mann pulled off a great charismatic leader in Man with The Iron Fists...so he'd be good as Ming, i think.

isn;t there a queen of Frigia? It'd be funny/interesting if someone ethnic did whiteface fo rit. (But i guess no one might care...Jesse Rath's been doing it on Defiance).
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Old August 10 2014, 05:18 AM   #14
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Figured I had to save something for the sequel, but okay, Fria's in too.
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Old August 10 2014, 05:20 AM   #15
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I had a change of Heart.

Ming the Merciless:
Laurence Fishburn.

Flash Gordon: Mehcad Brooks

Dr. Hans Zarkov: Jaleel White

Dale Arden: Dana Davis

Princess Aura: Rihanna

Prince Vultan: Idris Elba

Prince Barin: D.B. Woodside

Klytus: Joe Morton

General Ziva (Kala in the 1980 movie): Lisa Bonet.

...

To make this list I had to enter the phrase "Large black Men" into Google.
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