Ant-Man Casting Thread

Discussion in 'Ant-Man' started by spideymouse, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. jaqua99

    jaqua99 ....I need a horse!

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    Oh yeah. Don't know why I havent thought of that myself! I like it


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  2. Doc Ock

    Doc Ock The Spider-Totem Awakens

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    I'm sure this has been said before, but it randomly popped in my head that I'd love Ewan McGregor in the role.
     
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  3. Christopher_M

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    My theory that Benedict Cumberbatch is indeed in the running for Ant-Man not Strange.. Edgar Wright shot an action scene featuring Ben in Star Trek Into Darkness.. is best pals with Martin Freeman (casting him in three films, Ben co-stars with Freeman in Sherlock/Hobbit Trilogy), Peter Jackson (Joe and Edgar co-wrote Tintin with Moffatt, with Peter producing) and Sherlock's Steven Moffatt..Steven and Ben visited the Marvel offices a while back and posed with Avengers standees... plus Ben recently visited Edgar during the editing of World's End when he was rumored to be taking early meetings with potential actors for Ant-Man.. a little more concrete than Armie Hammer I have to say..

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  4. Majik1387

    Majik1387 Well-Known Member

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    Hammer's rumor has no stock whatsoever.

    Cumberbatch I can see as Ant-Man or even a villain. I do think he is involved in the movie as I also don't think he's Doctor Strange.
     
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  5. metaphysician

    metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Cumberbatch seems wasted on Ant-Man. It'd be like bringing in RDJ to play Electro. Sure, you *could* do that, and he'd do a good job. . . but why would you bother?
     
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  6. marcvader

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    Hank Pym = Electro? Nah, not even close.
     
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  7. Wolvieboy17

    Wolvieboy17 Believe it!

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    No, I think that's an accurate point. The fact is, just because Cumberbatch is a great actor does not mean he'd make a great Pym. Think of Cumberbatch's best acting traits, his commanding voice, his theatricality... Those seem much more suited to other characters, like Strange or a villain... I feel that Pym needs somewhat more of an everyman. He's a scientist but he's not the egotist that is Stark, he's more down to earth but a little highly strung. As metaphysician said, sure Cumberbatch COULD do Pym but if he's not the perfect choice, why cast him? Just because he's good? There are dozens of good actors in Hollywoods, and great ones too.... But Marvel have had a great track record so far with picking actors with nice qualities that shine through in their characters... I think this casting would be a misstep.
     
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  8. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    Ben as Hank would be a great addition, imho. Pym's a complex character who requires a complex actor. I think Cumberbatch would make the character more interesting than he is even in the comics, an antihero in the midst of all these superheroes. And I still love the idea of Pym as a Brit, to give the Avengers a more global roster. And Ben is definitely an actor who can hold his own and get in the face of RDJ (unlike Evans, Hemsworth, Renner, Ruffalo, and even Scarjo, all of whom seemed dwarfed by Tony's larger-than-life personality).

    Plus, ChristopherM's rationale in the post above sold me. :)
     
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  9. marcvader

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    Cumberbatch needs to be weary of becoming a caricature or getting type cast for particular roles. While I agree he'd seem a homerun as Strange or a villain I feel Pym would be a more interesting choice and not a waste. Pym is extremely complex with all his insecurities and passive aggressive traits in tow. The character can be really interesting in the hands of one such as Cumby.
     
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  10. Wolvieboy17

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    I just don't think he's right. If any British actor would be good, I'd have said perhaps a younger Colin Firth. Richard Armitage would have been good too if he wasn't already wasted.
     
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  11. terry78

    terry78 I'm gonna need more rope

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    Has he even played a character that wasnt good at everything and so beyond everybody else?
     
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  12. Wolvieboy17

    Wolvieboy17 Believe it!

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    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
     
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  13. jaqua99

    jaqua99 ....I need a horse!

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    I think he can pull it off. But the thing that keeps me on this bandwagon is that slight possibility of maybe having the actor who plays pym, Voice Ultron...which, after seeing star trek, I can't think of any better voice for Ultron
     
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  14. marcvader

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    :up:
     
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    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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  16. Wolvieboy17

    Wolvieboy17 Believe it!

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    THAT is great Pym casting. That is so much more suited to Pym than Cumberbatch.

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    I just don't see Cumberbatch playing the same type of insecure, vulnerable scientist. Cumberbatch is more brooding and intense... Sure, he could probably just pull off Pym but if he's not the PERFECT choice, if it's not the kind of role perfectly suited for him, WHY bother casting him at all? It's just lazy fan casting, in my opinion. It's like when people suggest Johnny Depp for EVERYTHING. Or Leonardo Di Caprio... They're immensely talented actors, it's got to be about more than ability.

    I mean look at Chris Hemsworth... There are loads of other actors more experienced and talented than him... But there's something about him that embodies the character. That's what they need for EVERY marvel character.
     
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  17. Majik1387

    Majik1387 Well-Known Member

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    Eckhart as Ant-Man rumor and Jospeh Gordon-Levitt as Dr. Strange rumor?

    Get them Marvel. :o:cwink:
     
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  18. Whiskey Tango

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    Eckhart would indeed be pretty awesome.
     
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  19. marcvader

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    I actually find Cumberbatch as a villain or Strange to be lazy fan casting.
     
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  20. Wolvieboy17

    Wolvieboy17 Believe it!

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    I agree. My pick is still probs David Tennant for Strange and I'm well behind Eckhart.
     
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  21. chamber-music

    chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    I like Eckhart but I have a hard time picturing him in a Edgar Wright movie. Feige said Ant-Man is very much in Edgar's style and I struggle to see Eckhart fitting in that style.

    It is probably going to an actor none of us even thought of like RDJ, Chris Hesmworth or Chris Pratt who were not names that came up in casting threads much.
     
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  22. spideymouse

    spideymouse Well-Known Member

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    I almost think Eckhart would be the better Strange and JGL could be an interesting Pym or Lang.
     
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  23. Majik1387

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    Nah, I don't think Eckhart couldn't pull off Dr Strange.
     
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  24. jaqua99

    jaqua99 ....I need a horse!

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    I like THAT

    I like Eckhart better, but I really, REALLY like Cumberbatch is Ultron..like, I think I would like it more than RDJ


    Haven't heard this one?
     
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  25. Bert

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    Just my two cents I think Armie Hammer is a fantastic choice, and after Lone Ranger underperforming he isn't going to get too expensive. Go get him, Marvel!
     
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