Retro-casting superhero films and shows

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  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

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    Telly has the wrong vibe for Professor X. Luthor, the Kingpin or even Magneto, but not Charles Xavier.
     
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  2. XCV330

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    1960's Marvel Comic Cosmos Phase 1

    1962: MGM presents: Fantastic Four The Motion Picture
    Directed by Robert Wise

    Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic: Richard Burton
    Sue Storm/Invisible Girl: Natalie Wood
    Johnny Storm/Human Torch: Paul Newman
    Ben Grimm/The Thing: Steve Reeves
    Dr Doom: Maximilian Schell

    1963: The Incredible Hulk

    Bruce Banner/The Hulk: Marlon Brando/ Reg Park
    The Leader: Vincent Price

    1964: Captain America

    Steve Rogers: Steve McQueen (seriously.. anyone else?)
    Baron Zemo: Christopher Lee

    1965: Iron Man: The First Avenger
    Tony Stark/Iron Man: Anthony Quinn
    Justin Hammer: William Holden
    Justine Hammer: Audrey Hepburn

    someone else can do phase 2. In a world that was a bit better than the one we got, Bruce Lee as Spiderman.
     
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  3. DarrenTR1970

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    I have another actor in mind for Ben Grimm/The Thing (I can picture him, but I can't think of his name or remember any movies he's been in), so I'm going to suggest Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright - Bonanza) and for Shazam/Captain Marvel - Peter Lupus.
     
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  4. Nerys Myk

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    Jeffery Hunter for Captain Marvel .
     
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  5. Christopher

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    Captain Marvel's appearance was modeled on Fred MacMurray in the first place, so he seems like the natural choice. Of course, CM actually did appear in a 1941 serial, played by Tom Tyler. That was the first-ever screen adaptation of a comic-book superhero.
     
  6. XCV330

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    Dan Blocker as Thing is awesome
     
  7. Silvercrest

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    Trying to decide: What about Edd Byrnes as Bucky?
     
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  8. XCV330

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    but which Captain Marvel was it?
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    30's/40's Kate strikes me as too young for Aunt May, even the "hot Mom" version from the MCU. I'm thinking someone like Beaula Bondi, who made a career out of playing mothers.
     
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  10. JRoss

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    @Christopher, I was surprised the day that I discovered Fred MacMurray. Alex Ross really nailed the likeness.

    Hmm, I know they made a Captain Marvel/Shazam serial in 1940, but I've never watched it. Let's see, whom to cast for a 1940's-era Shazam?

    Big Red Cheese: MacMurray, natch
    Billy Batson: George MacFarland, Spanky from Little Rascals
    Black Adam: Turhan Bey, Turkish actor who got put into a lot of "exotic" roles
    Dr. Sivana: Alan Ladd
    Shazam (the wizard): Ed Wynn, as a bumbling type. This is the actor from Mary Poppins who played the dude who liked to laugh.
     
  11. Christopher

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    In 1941, there was only the one. The company we know as Marvel was still Timely Comics back then.
     
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  12. FormerLurker

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    Edward G. Robinson as Doctor Octopus, and Peter Lorre as The Mole Man.
     
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  13. Greg Cox

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    Tuesday Weld would have made a great Harley Quinn . . . had the character existed in the sixties.

    And maybe Ricardo Montalban as Namor? He was in an Esther Williams movie so what's another swimming movie? Plus, he's got that whole imperious rex thing down.
     
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    Years ago I came up with a list of American actors if Doctor Who had been made in the U.S. This is what I came up with
    1st Doctor - Ray Walston
    2nd Doctor - Danny Kaye
    3rd Doctor - ?
    4th Doctor - Gene Wilder
    5th Doctor - John Ritter
    6th Doctor - ?
    7th Doctor - Kevin Kline or Jeff Goldblum.
    The 1st Master - Vincent Price
    The 2nd Master - ?
    I've never been able to come up with actors who were around in the early-70s and mid-80s that best fit the 3rd and 6th Doctors or the 2nd Master.
     
  15. XCV330

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    Bogey will of course be busy doing Lord of the Rings
     
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  16. Captaindemotion

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    Peter O’Toole or David Bowie for Vision.
     
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    She should have played her in the show, she already comes off a lot like her in Gilligan's Island, that not happening was a missed opportunity.

    I would have loved '60s or '70s Christopher Lee as Dr. Doom.
     
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    I always thought it would have been great if Lyle Waggoner could have guested on Batman as Superman. He's got that square-jawed hero thing down pat. And then Suzanne Pleshette as Wonder Woman to round out that Justice League core group. Nobody did tough-as-nails while being beautiful better than she did.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, Telly Savalas is/was considered a good actor? I admit I didn't watch a lot of his movies, but he doesn't give me the impression of a thespian with a wide range...
     
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