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Old 08-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default 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

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 08-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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Someone on these boards was just complaining about too many young pretty boys getting roles instead of older looking tough guys.

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Old 08-26-2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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I have no problem with actors from 30 and upwards.
But people will surely have issues if the character is female

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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

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:28 AM   #7
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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.

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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.

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #9
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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

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #10
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Ian Mckellan and Patrick Stewart FTW!!!!

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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.

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That Colson fella looks about 40 something.

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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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