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Old 12-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #26
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Where is the proof that he would do a comicbook movie?
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If anyone was born to play a superhero, it's Brad Pitt, thanks to his chiseled good looks and generally hunky demeanor. So, in his new flick, "Megamind," out Friday (November 5), Pitt suited up as Metro Man, archnemesis to the evil Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell). Unfortunately for the mothers of the world who will get dragged to theaters this weekend, Pitt is only a hero in animation.

"Do you want to wear the costume, really?" he wondered to MTV News at the flick's New York premiere, where we caught up with all of the film's stars. "One of the dreams is not having to put on makeup or put on wardrobe. It's not a bad gig. It's pretty easy."

For years, Pitt has been the go-to Hollywood stud, and it's almost surprising that it took this long to get him in tights. And, he said he can't recall any other times he has been linked, even in rumors, to a superhero role.

So, why was "Megamind" the perfect way for him to stretch his superhero muscles?

"It's my kids; try and score some points with my kids," he said of his six children with Angelina Jolie. "You're a dad: Dads are square. But, also, this one's got Jeffrey Katzenberg behind it, and Will Ferrell's really big in our house, and Jonah Hill's the next coming. What more do you need?"

And, if his small army of children isn't impressed by his A-list movie career, what does impress the Jolie-Pitt crew? "It's bribery. It's candy. Really!" he explained, adding what works for him: "Just a little caress."
He'd do it.

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Why would Brad Pitt not be a good choice for Luthor again?

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I've been wanting him as Aquaman since I saw Troy. He'd bring a lot to that character.

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I don't know why you guys think Brad Pitt would be so unlikely. He's done Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and WWZ. He's not my choice or anything but unlike DDL or Dicaprio he hasn't said he wouldn't.

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I find him acutely boring.

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Okay at least somebody gave me an article. I still don't think he's going to be playing Lex Luthor.

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I'm the exact opposite. I tend to like any movie he's in just a little bit better, solely because he's in it.

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There isn't any (other than the MegaMind thing, if that counts). But there's equally no proof that Phoenix would do a comic book movie either.

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I'm the exact opposite. I tend to like any movie he's in just a little bit better, solely because he's in it.
Yeah, I've been a fan of Pitt for many years. I don't know that he'd be right for Luthor, but I've always found him to be a hell of an actor.

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There isn't any (other than the MegaMind thing, if that counts). But there's equally no proof that Phoenix would do a comic book movie either.
Who said their was proof that Phoenix would do it? WB is obviously interested in him though, what he decides to do is anyone's guess. Bring me even a rumor from a semi legit source that WB are trying to woo Pitt into playing Lex Luthor.

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It just seems like WB's is going after A listers for the role of Lex. As they should be. Plus Phoenix is being looked at. That is the only reason I hoping they look at actors like McConaghey, Pitt, Gyllenaall and Denzel if Phoenix doesn't take the role. Whether or not actors of this caliber would consider taking on the role is another matter.

However, Phoenix, McConaghey, Pitt, Gyllenhaal, and Denzel have all played roles in movies that were probably less exciting and enticing than potentially stealing the show as a baddie like Lex Luthor in a big time blockbuster film like the Batman/Superman movie. They can also potentially be paid a nice % of what the film makes overall on top of their base pay. If it just comes down to an attitude of a CBM film being "beneath them" than whatever. That is their loss on a potentially big pay day.


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Nolanite pretty much sums it up. If Phoenix isn't interested, then I expect WB to continue to target A-listers. That doesn't necessarily mean that they would target Pitt. And since Snyder said in an interview that his idea of Lex is some sort of cross between Richard Branson and Brad Pitt, it's not too big of a stretch to think that they might pursue him.

/waits for someone to respond with a "Oh, well maybe they'll make an offer to Richard Branson" joke.

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Nolanite pretty much sums it up. If Phoenix isn't interested, then I expect WB to continue to target A-listers. That doesn't necessarily mean that they would target Pitt. And since Snyder said in an interview that his idea of Lex is some sort of cross between Richard Branson and Brad Pitt, it's not too big of a stretch to think that they might pursue him.

/waits for someone to respond with a "Oh, well maybe they'll make an offer to Richard Branson" joke.
Did he really say that? That's an interesting mixture to say the least. lol...I hope JP takes the role, but if he doesn't I'll be just as curious to see Snyder's second choice.

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Yeah he did:

http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/06/18...t-combination/

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Nolanite pretty much sums it up. If Phoenix isn't interested, then I expect WB to continue to target A-listers. That doesn't necessarily mean that they would target Pitt. And since Snyder said in an interview that his idea of Lex is some sort of cross between Richard Branson and Brad Pitt, it's not too big of a stretch to think that they might pursue him.

/waits for someone to respond with a "Oh, well maybe they'll make an offer to Richard Branson" joke.

Yes. I mean the report did say WB's/Snyder have wanted a "slam dunk" type of actor to be cast as the main antagonist from the beginning.

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Thanks! Again, I'd love for JP to take it, but I think they probably got a good no. 2 lined up if he doesn't.

*crosses fingers*

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Yeah. Like I said before, if Phoenix passes and we end up with someone really underwhelming, that's going to be such a letdown at this point. And yes, I know that no matter WHO is cast, someone will be let down, but some of the other names we've been throwing around here (McConaughey, Pitt) would be pretty exciting. Of course, I'm also open to SOME actors who are more popular from TV, like Damian Lewis.

But if this turns into another Jared Harris situation, it's going to f***ing suck.

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Wait let me get this straight. So WB has a list of A-list actors they want and there are people here who think they'd offer it to Phoenix before Brad Pitt? Brad Pitt is their back-up choice despite being a much bigger star? Whatever you say...

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I don't know if Pitt is a back up, but he may not have been the first choice for other reasons.

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Get Stephen Lang. Game ovah!

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No. Stephen Lang is Cable. And Deathstroke.

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Wait let me get this straight. So WB has a list of A-list actors they want and there are people here who think they'd offer it to Phoenix before Brad Pitt? Brad Pitt is their back-up choice despite being a much bigger star? Whatever you say...

Nobody knows yet Spidey. At least nobody knows who the backups to Phoenix are in here. If someone does know, than they are not saying. We are just speculating that if Phoenix does not take the role. Other A listers will most likely be considered.

The report stated that WB's/Snyder have wanted a "slam dunk" type of actor for the main villain role all along. There are other A listers besides Phoenix that they would look at.

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We are getting an A-lister like we got in 1978 and 2006.

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Dicaprio never said he wouldn't, at least I don't think so

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