Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!

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  1. Dream

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    Did you honestly expect them to cast ugly actors for the show?:lol:
     
  2. Shazam!

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    I would have applauded them if they did. At the very least they could have cast someone with different coloured hair.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Not to mention that any cast is likely to look "generic" to us before we've gotten to know their faces and their distinctive personalities.
     
  4. AvBaur

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    Well, yeah, I'm sure they're going to become much more interesting once we get to know their characters, but I think it is worth noting that they all seem to have the same hair and skin color and the same body type. Age-wise, there are some differences, but whoever photoshopped that image did their best to conceal that...
     
  5. Dream

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    I'm glad there is more than one female main character on this show. No one token female characters here!
     
  6. JD

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    I was kind of surprised to see such a young cast other than Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg. I really don't think it's good or bad at this point, but I was expecting a few more older characters in there.
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    "Ugly" is taking things too far, but a show can have "normal" looking actors. This was one of my biggest complaints about the Americanized Being Human, they cast a bunch of typical too-good looking actors as opposed to the cast of the British show who look like normal everyday people.
     
  8. Christopher

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    ^Whereas I think Lenora Crichlow is significantly better-looking than Meaghan Rath (though she's not bad). And though I'm not much of a judge of male attractiveness, it seems to me that Aidan Turner is considered a rather good-looking fellow. So I don't think I'd agree that the UK Being Human cast look any more ordinary than their North American counterparts.
     
  9. Bob The Skutter

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    Personally I feel they are attractive people but look like every day people, where as the North American counterparts are the "Hot" types we're supposed to find attractive.
     
  10. JD

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    The first look is online. It's not much but it's something. The MCU Facebook page I've dthinks the guy jumping out of the window might be Luke Cage.[yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=pFZE3W1SF_Q[/yt]
     
  11. The Wormhole

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    Which is pretty much the point I was trying to make. The UK cast aren't ugly, they are attractive people in an everyday person sort of context, but the US cast (should I say "US cast" since they're all Canadian?) basically look like supermodels.
     
  12. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Here's the promo:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yg_jaOPV_E&feature=player_detailpage[/yt]
     
  13. ryan123450

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    Looks pretty good. I wonder if Colbie Smulders will join the show in season two after How I Met Your Mother concludes. And also we could hopefully see all kinds of guest star spots for other characters we already know.
     
  14. Turtletrekker

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    "Don't touch Lola.":lol:
     
  15. RoJoHen

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    I hope this happens, assuming the show is successful enough to get a Season 2.
     
  16. Kelthaz

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    Call it a long shot, but I'm going to say yes.
     
  17. Nerys Myk

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    Sam Huntington looks like a supermodel?
     
  18. Turtletrekker

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    Well, they're spies. Spies aren't supposed to be flashy and exciting.

    So, given the reports of J. August Richards having an undisclosed role in the pilot, the preview footage, and the on-line speculation, I would think that it's a good bet that Richards is indeed playing Luke Cage. He wouldn't be my first choice for the character, but he's not a bad choice by any means. I think a "Heroes for Hire" series would be a natural spin-off for the MCU, so introducing a character like Cage early on could be strategic thinking.
     
  19. FreezeC77

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    Making J August Richards Luke Cage is just going to lead to endless posts and speculation about which former Joss Whedon show actors would play Marvel characters again.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    This looks awesome. "Don't touch Lola!" This is going to be fun and awesome!