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Xak-Ell 08-26-2013 11:49 AM

a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
after ben affleck was cast as a 40 yr old batman, i realized that RDjr was cast as ironman at age 42 and that hugh jackman has been doing wolverine for 12 yrs now

def28 08-26-2013 11:57 AM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
I got zero problems with it. Alot of these characters become more interesting with maturity. Plus all those you mentioned look younger then their actual ages imo. Depends on the character.

the last son 08-26-2013 12:26 PM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
Someone on these boards was just complaining about too many young pretty boys getting roles instead of older looking tough guys.

Airwings 08-26-2013 03:04 PM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
I have no problem with actors from 30 and upwards.
But people will surely have issues if the character is female :(

Xak-Ell 08-26-2013 05:04 PM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by the last son (Post 26732089)
Someone on these boards was just complaining about too many young pretty boys getting roles instead of older looking tough guys.

why? a lot of iconic superheroes are in their mid 40's and up anyways

kedrell 08-27-2013 12:26 AM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
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Originally Posted by Airwings (Post 26733273)
I have no problem with actors from 30 and upwards.
But people will surely have issues if the character is female :(

Amy Adams was 38 in MoS and I never head one word about her being too old. FTR, she's 8 years older than Cavill. Paltrow's in her 40's by now and still looks great.

kedrell 08-27-2013 12:28 AM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
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Originally Posted by Xak-Ell (Post 26734033)
why? a lot of iconic superheroes are in their mid 40's and up anyways

I'd say mid-30's is ideal but there's nothing wrong with them being in their 40's.

psylockolussus 08-27-2013 01:34 AM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
I have no problem with it, as long as they do a good job with the role and they still look good for their age.

Airwings 08-27-2013 12:16 PM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
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Originally Posted by kedrell (Post 26737735)
Amy Adams was 38 in MoS and I never head one word about her being too old. FTR, she's 8 years older than Cavill. Paltrow's in her 40's by now and still looks great.

I referred to superheroes

CyclopsWasRight 08-27-2013 12:20 PM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
Ian Mckellan and Patrick Stewart FTW!!!!

xeno000 08-27-2013 12:50 PM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
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Originally Posted by kedrell (Post 26737735)
Amy Adams was 38 in MoS and I never head one word about her being too old. FTR, she's 8 years older than Cavill. Paltrow's in her 40's by now and still looks great.

In a couple of the casting threads -- I recall Wonder Woman specifically -- guys were saying that no woman older than 25 should be cast as a superheroine because they'd be too old. That's a common attitude towards actresses.

CyclopsWasRight 08-27-2013 02:11 PM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
That Colson fella looks about 40 something.

Kahran Ramsus 08-27-2013 02:46 PM

Re: a lot of older actors taking on superhero roles
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kedrell (Post 26737735)
Amy Adams was 38 in MoS and I never head one word about her being too old. FTR, she's 8 years older than Cavill. Paltrow's in her 40's by now and still looks great.

I'm pretty sure Margot Kidder was older than Christopher Reeve too.


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