Discussion in 'Jessica Jones' started by The Overlord, Mar 25, 2014.
Who do you think should play Purple Man in this TV series?
I don't want Purple Man to be in-your-face creepy and disturbing. I want him to be this serene and charming ****ed up hedonist who gets off on having power over people and who's constructed this delusion of him playing the role of a suave and classy villain in some grand epic story in order to rationalize away his guilt over his monstrous crimes. Groener could pull that off beautifully.
The only possible hiccup is that Groener is a bit older, he's in his mid sixties. But then I feel like that age gap would just enhance the creep factor of him having used Jessica in ****ed up sexual psychodramas back when she was a teenager.
Plus, I like the idea of Purple Man being an old, washed up super villain clinging to his delusions and past glories when we first meet him.
Eric Roberts- he do creepy oh so well
Anthony Stewart Head
I always heard brad dourif's voice when I read alias.
He's a real creep of a character
I know it's a long shot but Kevin Spacey or Nicholas Cage.
I support the Mayor as Purple Man. That would be awesome.
Here are my choices though.
Yes, he already had a bit part in The Avengers but it was so small and unimportant that he could appear as another character. Besides he won't really be recognizable since he'll be purple. Enver is perfect for me because he can play a wide variety of character types with seemingly ease as shown in Dollhouse. He can pull off creepy pretty well too. He had a very good episode in Law and Order: SVU where he played a rapist. I think he's perfect for the part.
Tudyk was also in Dollhouse like Enver. He's played a wide variety of characters as well. His villain, Alpha, was also great and he does crazy super good. Extremely underrated actor who I think could make the part into his own.
Tudyk should definitely be in the MCU some where. I don't know about Purple Man though.
I suggested Robert Knepper as Zebediah Killgrave in another thread.
Crispin Glover or William Mapother
Crispin Glover would be creepy as all hell but I hear he's really hard to work with.
Tudyk has the range. He'd be fine.
just to throw it out there, you guys know that the Purple Man's not american right? i think he's eastern european.
Scarlett Johansson plays Black Widow who is supposed to be Russian.
Elizabeth Olsen is also American and is playing European Scarlet Witch.
Purple Man's nationality isn't that integral.
i repeat "just throwing it out there."
she's an american playing a russian trained to be indistinguishable from an american.
is she? are you sure? i heard that she was doing a british accent. either way, wtf does it have to do with Purple Man being yugoslavian in the comic books? i mentioned it because someone said that they alway heard him as Brad Dourif. that made me wonder if people knew that he was a foreigner.
You randomly bring up Purple Man being Eastern European like whoever is cast as him needs to be European.
I brought up two American actresses who are playing characters who were Russian/European in the comics as a way of pointing out that a character's nationality doesn't necessarily mean anything as long as the essence of the character is kept.
Marvel is really going to have to make him an evil, repulsive, ruthless character in order to get away with calling him Purple Man.
Zebediah Killgrave sounds much more sinister than Purple Man.
well it's a good thing that I didn't insist that he be European.
Well he was originally a Yugoslavian spy back in the Cold war, but since Yugoslavia no longer exists, they could just make him Croatian American and say he was raised in the US before he became involved in corporate espionage and he got his powers while performing corporate espionage. That way he can keep his civilian name and not have an accent.
He could go by his civilian name and Purple Man is simply something the press can call him.
works for me. i wonder if they'd consider making him a terrorist. that'd be doubly creepy.
Even still. He's a purple man... that's pretty silly. The only way you can get away with a silly concept for a villain is if you make them really cool/brutal/badass.
maybe the first time we hear it, it's from some hospital bound/near catatonic victim.
authorities: "who did this to you?"
victim: "...p-purple man"
authorities: "did he/she just say a 'purple man' did this?"