Female RoboCop-Casting & Plot

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  1. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    With the new remake about to come out February 14, I've been wondering if a female version of the character would work for today instead of a male, and so I've come up with a list of actresses that could play the part based on some fan art that I've seen:

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    As Alexandra Janet Murphy:

    *Anne Hathaway
    *Summer Glau
    *Jewel Staite
    *Sarah Polley (provided they film the movie in Toronto!)
    *Jessica Biel
    *Olivia Wilde
    *Monea Baccarin
    *Jada Pinket Smith
    *Uma Thurman
    *Kate Bosworth
    *Mary Elisabeth Winstead
    *Salli Richardson

    Sam Lewis (Ann Lewis):

    *Garrett Headlund

    *Tyrese Gibson

    *Nick Cannon

    For the villians:

    The Old Man (male version):

    *Peter Weller

    *Ron Glass

    *Willem Dafoe

    *Jonathan Banks

    The Old Man (female version)

    *Kate Mulgrew

    *Helen Mirren

    *Alfre Woodward (played a fictitious version of Condalezza Rice in the short-lived Black Panther cartoon)

    *Carol Burnett

    *Sharon Stone

    Dick Jones (male version):

    James Franco

    Christian Bale

    Robert Downey Jr.

    Hugh Jackman

    Nathan Fillion

    Terrence Howard

    Don Cheadle

    Dick Jones (female version, called Liz Jones):

    *Catherine Zeta-Jones

    *Emma Thompson

    *Alice Krige

    *Nana Visitor

    *Angelina Jolie

    I have nobody for the main bad guy Clarence Boddicker or anybody else in the movie, so if anybody wants to come up with their own casting, go ahead.

    The plot would be the same except adjusted for the fact the the main character is female, as would some of the others, and with some other changes and updates.
     
  2. Taylirious

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    Jennifer Lawrence :mallory:
     
  3. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    ^Good one.
     
  4. Scroogourner

    Scroogourner Admiral Admiral

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    "what's with the breast?"
    "we were able to save that one"
    "I thought we were going full cyborg? lose the breast, install the implants
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  5. Vendikarr

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    Yea, they kept the head and got rid of the rest in the original Robocop. There is no need to keep anything identifiying the cyborg as being female previously.

    If they went this route they would of course, but there should be no reason for it.
     
  6. Scroogourner

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    What do you think I meant by "implants"?:devil:
     
  7. Vendikarr

    Vendikarr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I wouldn't even see giving the cyborg implants. Functionally speaking, I could see them building it gender neutral, unless the gender identity is helpful to it's psychological well-being.
     
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    :lol:
     
  10. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    ^I think that the idea would be to make her be able to be comfortable with herself and not freak out (maybe).
     
  11. CorporalCaptain

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    There's also the effect that a female gender-role has on the population she'd be policing to consider.
     
  12. CorporalClegg

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    "Dead or alive you're coming with me."

    "Okay."

    A couple of weeks ago I was on my way home when I pulled up next to a lady officer on a patrol bike at a stop light. She was one of the most beautiful women I'd ever seen. I waved. She smiled. I had half a mind to run the light.

    I don't know though. I'm all for getting more women in leading action roles (it's actually a big thing for me), but I just don't see the purpose in something like this. Like someone said, ideally Robocop should be gender neutral.

    It's like the Borg. There were women in the suits in both "Q Who?" and BOBW, but they had a close-up on the faces it was hard to tell. And even then, it was pretty androgynous.

    I'm fairly sure Ryan was the first one depicted as overtly feminine.
     
  13. Mister Fandango

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    A general lack of respect or taking her seriously by not only criminal elements but the population as a whole?
     
  14. CorporalCaptain

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    I was going more for engendering trust (see what I did there?), as a blunt way of trying to achieve pacification.
     
  15. Yoda

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    Does that mean you're assuming the male version will work in the first place? :)
     
  16. Zaku

    Zaku Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    And what about....

    LADY BATTLE COP!!!!!

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-fBdIsLVSA[/yt]
     
  17. Karl Shoottheglass

    Karl Shoottheglass Commodore Commodore

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    My initial reactions to the 1987 ''RoboCop'' and ''Dirty Dancing'' theatrical trailers were pretty much identical.

    ''Are they flipping serious? This is going to sink like a stone!''

    Actually to be fair it was probably the TITLE of ''RoboCop'' which made me think that. Many of us were sucked in by false cheesiness. Sly marketing on Orion Pictures' part. Others were sucked in by ''Dirty Dancing'''s REAL cheesiness.

    Fairuza Balk needs a job. Cast her as Clarice Boddicker.
     
  18. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    With the new movie, most hopefully yes.
     
  19. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Commodore Commodore

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    Why a female Robocop has a lot of BAD potential:

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  20. Yoda

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    I'm not expecting much. I'm guessing it will do what most remakes do and miss what made the original good in the first place. I'll be happy to be proven wrong. But, if I'm not, at least I'll get some entertainment in the form of scathing reviews :)