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Discussion in 'DC Comics Films' started by Threshold, Feb 11, 2005.
I'd suspect to hear some casting decisions in march!
My choices for the millionth time:
Rorschach: Robert Patrick
Nite Owl: James Spader
The Comedian: Dennis Farina
Laurie: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Dr. Manhatten: Christian Bale
Ozymandias: Val Kilmer
Sally Jupiter: Ellen Burstyn
Simon Pegg must play Rorschach!!!
Why? If anything, Pegg is even too "normal" for Rorschach.
Normal? He's an actor! They play different parts! He's got a good look for Rorschach and has the wide range for it as well.
Eh, could work. Haven't seen much of him before.
He's really good in Spaced and his Shaun of the Dead makes him not exactly well known by the populus, but known enough to perhaps get a role in Watchmen. He's also be previously rumored for Rorschach.
He also really wants the part.
I hope you guys do know that Jude Law is pretty much confirmed for Rorschach, the man has a tattoo of him and is one of the main reasons the movie is even being made.
Huh? What makes you think that he'd be Rorschach? Simon Pegg has been listed as the only cast member signed on to Watchmen at Freezedriedmovies.com http://www.freezedriedmovies.com/film.php?id=107 and I'm pretty sure he's Rorschach.
That statement couldn't be more false.
sorry to tell you this, but he's wanted to play Veidt. From what I've read in an article. He looks a hell of a lot more like the World's Smartest Man than a nutjob in a mask.
He's actually wanted to play Rorschach, but realizes that he'd make for a much better Veidt instead. He'd do any role in that movie if he was asked.
Law for Veidt sounds good, but Pegg just doesn't fit as Ror for me.
I just think that Pegg has the look for Rorschach behind the mask. The dirty hair, his face isn't an Adonis...All I need to see are some more of his acting bits to see if he could pull off the psycho we all know and love. I've only seen Shawn of the Dead, and he was awesome in that.
I've no doubt that Pegg could pull off the psycho as well as that eerie monotone voice.
Edit: Sorry, misred your post threshold.
It would be cool, we just have to wait and see.
I don't know how you can say Cusack is uninspired and then go and say this.
Actually, I thought it was a pretty good call. But how about Charles S. Dutton?
Sutherland for rorschach dammit!
Not bad. But come on. Morgan Freeman can't just be standard-older-black-guy for all comic movies. He's not Gary Oldman, for god's sake. He doesn't look a thing like Long, aside from being black, and he's far too old. Long is like 40-50 years old, tops.
I'm not so sure about Simon Pegg and Jude Law as Rorschach and Ozymandius. Law is great and all and I loved Pegg in Shaun of the Dead, but they're both about ten years too young, or at least look it. They're supposed to be 40ish and I don't think I could buy that from them.
For my cast, I really haven't decided on anyone except for Ozymandius: Cary Elwes. Think about it, he's perfect. He's the perfect age, he definitely has the whole "Aryan god" thing going on, and he's got the acting chops for it. Also,
he works better as a surprise villian. You see Jude Law, you know he's gonna be important. He's not just gonna have a minor role. He's too much of a big name for that, so people would see the twist coming (though it's not like it's hard to guess it). On the other hand, everybody would buy Elwes as a minor, supporting character since, despite all his experience, he's not particularly famous.
All he needs to do is bulk up a bit, and he's right off the page.
You've got a good point there. I just hope that they don't label an actor for playing Rorschach during trailers...Rorschach's "face" should only be revealed by the police. I loved that mystery aspect.