Casting Thread for WATCHMEN (Suggestions and Announcements!!!)

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  1. Threshold Simply Amazing

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    I'd suspect to hear some casting decisions in march!
     
  2. Dr. Manhatten Registered

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    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
     
  3. Threshold Simply Amazing

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    Simon Pegg must play Rorschach!!!
     
  4. The Guard Registered

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    Why? If anything, Pegg is even too "normal" for Rorschach.
     
  5. Threshold Simply Amazing

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    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.
     
  6. The Guard Registered

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    Eh, could work. Haven't seen much of him before.
     
  7. Threshold Simply Amazing

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    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.
     
  8. SpiderHam Registered

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    He also really wants the part.
     
  9. Threshold Simply Amazing

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    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.
     
  11. Philly Phanboy LIVIN' LA VIDA PHANBOY

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    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.
     
  12. Threshold Simply Amazing

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    That statement couldn't be more false.
     
  13. Emerald Knight Registered

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    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.
     
  14. Threshold Simply Amazing

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    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.
     
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    Law for Veidt sounds good, but Pegg just doesn't fit as Ror for me.
     
  16. Emerald Knight Registered

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    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.
     
  17. Threshold Simply Amazing

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    I've no doubt that Pegg could pull off the psycho as well as that eerie monotone voice.
     
  18. Emerald Knight Registered

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    Edit: Sorry, misred your post threshold.


    It would be cool, we just have to wait and see.
     
  19. snazzy J Registered

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    I don't know how you can say Cusack is uninspired and then go and say this.
     
  20. Edward Brock Registered

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    Actually, I thought it was a pretty good call. But how about Charles S. Dutton?
     
  21. Takeshi Kovacs Registered

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    Sutherland for rorschach dammit!:mad:
     
  22. snazzy J Registered

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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    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.
     

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